Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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PLISKIT, n. Also plisket. Variant forms of Pliskie. Cf. Plasket.

1. A trick, stratagem, practical joke (Dmf. a.1838 Jam. MSS. X. 245, plisket). Bnff. 1895  Banffshire Jnl. (15 Jan.) 6:
The little imp in green, which, he doubted not had played upon him such a pliskit.

2. A tricky situation, plight, difficulty. Dmf. 1830  W. Bennet Traits Sc. Life III. 212:
Dinna keep ye'r meeting ony langer secret, to be rinnin' yersel's into pliskits o' this sort again.

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