Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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POOT, n 2 [put]

1. A young pig (Ork. 1903 E.D.D., 1929 Marw.). Dim. pooty (Ork. 1903 E.D.D., Ork. 1949). Also as a call-name for a pig (Ork. 1903 E.D.D., pooty, 1929 Marw., poot, poot, Ork. 1959). Also used attrib. (Ork. 1903 E.D.D., pooty grice).

2. A young cat, a kitten (Sh., Ork. 1929 Marw., pootie).

[Of Scand. orig. Cf. Dan. putte, Swed. dial. putta, call-name for a hen, Swed. dial. putte, pony, lamb, small boy.]

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"Poot n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 21 May 2019 <>



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