Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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QUEET, n. Also qweet, cweet; quit; quiyte. ne.Sc. forms of Cuit, the ankle, q.v. (ne.Sc. 1967). Also used in transferred sense of gaiter (Sc. 1903 E.D.D.). Cf. Queetikin and Cuitikin. Abd. 1754 R. Forbes Jnl. from London 27:
On the tither hand I did na' care to stilp upo' my queets.
Bnff. 1787 W. Taylor Poems 57:
I . . . lap aff the Gloyd an' took my queets, Threw by my hat, put aff my beets.
Abd. 1828 P. Buchan Ballads II. 266:
The second brother he stepped in, He stepped to the quit.
Bnff. 1844 T. Anderson Poems 89:
Mony a queet I've ken'd my sel', By him straughtit that right thrawn was.
Abd. 1913 C. Murray Hamewith 49:
Stolen glints o' souple heel An' shapely queet.
Bnff. 1954 Banffshire Jnl. (29 June):
I heytert an' strained my queet.

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"Queet n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Jun 2021 <>



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