Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

ΒΆPLOOKY, n. A slight stroke or blow. Ayr. 1822 Galt Steam-Boat xvi.:
Now and then gie them a plooky on the cheek with a pip or a cherry stane.

[Orig. uncertain. Phs. a conflation of pluck and Pook.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Plooky n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Jul 2021 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/plooky>

18467

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

    Loading...

Share: