Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
†GUID-DAME, n.comb. Also gude-, guidam(e), gudame, goodam, -um, giddim. A grandmother. ¶In 1897 quot. = Guidwife, 2.Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 323:
Tell your old gly'd Giddim that. Spoken to them that tell us something that we do not like.Edb. 1773 R. Fergusson Poems (1925) 40:
Frae gudame's mouth auld warld tale they hear, O' Warlocks louping round the Wirrikow.Lnk. c.1779 D. Graham Writings (1883) II. 55:
An' de'il stick pride, when our auld goodum ran barefoot, and our gutchers gaed wi' bare hips.Kcb. 1789 D. Davidson Seasons 50:
The guid-dame, rinning to the herd Spear'd whar she last was seen.Sc. 1816 Scott B. Dwarf ii.:
I wanted some venison to our auld gude-dame.Slg. 1885 W. Towers Poems 161:
Deck him wi' gutcher's boots and hat, And guid'am's book and glasses.Bwk. 1897 R. M. Calder Poems 273:
I'm tethered at hame, Wi' the ties o' my bairns, an' my couthie guid-dame.
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