Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GRUGGIE, adj. Also gruggi, -y (Jak.). [′grʊgi]

1. Full of dregs, dirty, clouded, e.g. of milk (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), ‡Sh. 1955).

2. Of weather: dull, cloudy, threatening (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1908 Jak. (1928), ‡Sh. 1955).

[From Grugg + adj. suff.; cf. O.N. gruggóttr, muddy, turbid.]

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"Gruggie adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 14 Apr 2021 <>



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