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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DAUCHIE, Daughy, Dawhie, adj. [′dǫ: x]

1. Dull and sticky (of ice in curling) (Sc. 1912 J. Reith in Scotsman (19 Jan.), daughy; Ayr. 1912 A. M. Douglas Ib. (9 Jan.), dawhie).Sc. 1838 A. Crawford in Channel-Stane (1884) Fourth Series 59:
The ice is dauchie, nae fun can we get, For ilka stane lyes a collie.

2. Fig. of persons: flabby, inactive (Sc. 1912 J. Reith in Scotsman (19 Jan.)).

[Phs. the same as daughie, moist (see Dawk, n.1, v.).]

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"Dauchie adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Feb 2023 <>



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