Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DULLYAC, DULLEK, n. Also dulyack, dollek. [′dʊljək]

1. A bucket or pail, a small tub (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., dullyac; 1908 Jak. (1928), dollek; Sh.10 1950).

2. A big, clumsy person or thing (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); Sh.10 1950); “a stout, clumsily-built woman” (Ib., dullek; 1900 E.D.D., dulyack).

[Norw. dial. dylla, a little pail, dulla, a little, roundish figure + suff. -ac(k), -ek.]

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