Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
EMPY, Empie, adj., v. Gen. (exc. n.) Sc. forms of Eng. empty. Also found in Nhb. dial.
s.Sc. 1857 H. S. Riddell Psalms xli. 6:
Gif he cum til see me, he raves owt empie things. Dmf. 1908 J. L. Waugh Robbie Doo (1912) v.:
Hoo dis it come aboot that my quiver is empy. Lth. 1925 C. P. Slater Marget Pow 198:
So, efter a', if they put in the parteeclars that Mr McNeil mentioned, the form will no' be empy. Tyr. 1929 “M. Mulcaghey” Ballymulcaghey 167:
When Jock Bennet returned home from her father's funeral, he found O'Neill's cot emp'y. Wgt. 1939 J. McNeillie Wigtown Ploughman viii.:
The place's empy noo, ye ken.
Ork. 1795 P. Fea MS. Diary (14 Sept.):
Empyd my Boat of the few peats I had from Burness. Gsw. 1933 F. Niven Mrs Barry iv.:
Ast her does she want the baikie empied.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Empy adj., v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Feb 2020 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/empy>
Try an Advanced Search