Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HEUK, n.2, v.2 A n.Sc. aspirated form of Yeuk, q.v. [juk]

I. n. The itch (Cai.3 1931; Cai., Mry. 1957). Hence heukie, -y, adj., itchy (nn.Sc., mn.Sc.(b) 1880–1957); tingling, smarting (Nai. 1957).

II. v. To scratch (Mry. 1932–57).

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