Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FOLLYFOU, adj. Also follyfoo, folifu, follifil. Roguish, sportive, addicted to pranks (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.; Sh.10 1952). Cf. Folly. Sh. 1898  Shet. News (29 Jan.):
Doo wid a gotten a tirl upo' da fluer bi some o' da follyfoo boys.
  Ib. (6 Aug.):
Oh, for your follifil wyes, lasses.

[Eng. folliful, full of folly, is now obs.]

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