Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DILGIT, Dulget, n. A lumlp; an untidy heap (Bnff.2 (dulget), Abd.2 (dilgit) 1940). In pl.: lumpy odds and ends (Abd. c.1923 J. Milne W.-L.). [′dɪlgət, ′dʌlgət] Abd. 1900 E.D.D.:
“My sark's gaithered itsel' into a dulget on my back.” “She's nae big; she's jist a dulget o' claes.”
Abd. 1923 (per Abd.12):
I have heard my aunt scolding her farmer son for carrying so many “dilgits” in his pockets, or “pouches” rather, and keeping her constantly mending them.

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"Dilgit n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Sep 2021 <>



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