Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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PEENIE, n. Also peen(n)y, piney. Sc. reduced dim. forms of Eng. pinafore, esp. as worn by a child (Sc. 1880 Jam.). Gen.Sc. Cf. peen, s.v. Pin. Also in Eng. dial. Rnf. 1850 J. Crawford Doric Lays 65:
Sae proud about your braw new peenie.
Gsw. 1862 J. Gardner Jottiana 33:
My mither was fu' guid at needle, . . . At cuttin' sarks an' pineys gran'.
Lth. 1890 M. Oliphant Kirsteen iv.:
A bit lassie in a peenny.
Sh. 1891 J. Burgess Rasmie's Büddie 22:
Shü cam oot an fann me dere Wi peenie fairlins eltit.
Slg. 1932 W. D. Cocker Poems 49:
Here's a braw peenie for Nancy or Jean. By extension, in children's speech: the “tummy” (m.Sc. 1965).
wm.Sc. 1930:
To hae a pain in the peenie. Pit that in your peenie.

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"Peenie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 Jan 2022 <>



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