Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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EWHOW, int. Exclamation of surprise or grief (s.Sc., Rxb. 1825 Jam.2; Peb.2, Rxb.4 1944). Cf. Aich, int. and Eh. [ɛ′ʍʌu, e-] Sc. 1816 Scott O. Mortality v.:
“About sixty or seventy horse and foot,” said the old dame; “but, ewhow! they are puirly armed, and warse fended wi' victual.”
Rxb. 1820 Edb. Mag. (June) 533:
Ewhow sic a sicht!
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
E-whow me!

[Eh + Whow.]

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"Ewhow interj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Apr 2020 <>



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