Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
NYOW, v., n. Also njau, njou. [njʌu]
I. v. To mew (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); Ork. 1929 Marw.; I.Sc. 1964).
Said of anyone who harps on about what he has done: “Peety help them at borroos the cat's dish for it's aye nyowin.”
II. n. A mew (Marw.; Sh. 1964); a fisherman's taboo-name for a cat (Jak.), also in the form njauer (Ib.).[An imit. variant of Myow, a or to mew.]
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