Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LOKE, int. Also loakie, lockie; loks; logie(s). Prob. a deformation of Lord!, used as an expletive, gen. expressing surprise or glee (Lth., Cld., Rxb. 1825 Jam.; Rxb. 1961). Also phr. logies me! Cf. Eng. lawk(s)!, id., and Lockanties. s.Sc. 1793  T. Scott Poems 366:
The Belles an' Beaus, loks! how to wark they'd gang, Wi' reeving noses, lips, een, waists, legs, feet.
Bnff. 1866  Gregor D. Bnff. 107:
Logies me, are ye here?
Ags. 1886  Brechin Advert. (6 April) 3:
But lockie gollie! Oor John was juist tellin' me.
s.Sc. 1929  Sc. Readings (Paterson) 44:
Loke sakes! What ails 'ee?

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"Loke interj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 May 2019 <>



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