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LOCKARS, int. An exclamation of sudden surprise, goodness! (Ork. 1961). Ork. 1911  Old-Lore Misc. IV. iv. 187:
Lockars! if he gotten him, ato' he only hed his bare lomous, da fallow wad never telt wha hurt him!
Ork. 1938  Scots Mag. (Aug.) 378:
“Lockars!” he suddenly burst out. “Whit are thoo din tae thee hat?”

[Cf. Lockanties above, and Loke.]

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"Lockars interj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Jun 2019 <>



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