Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SCUIT, n. Also scoot-, and dim. forms sku(it)tie, scootie. A shallow drinking cup, scoop-shaped and made from a piece of hollowed wood (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 94). Hence scuittie fu', scootifu, the full contents of a scuit (Kcb. 1900; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Slk. 1969), scootikin, the liquor it contains, a drink, dram (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 422). [skøt] Gall. 1824  MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 94:
Na bragwort ere was brewn by he For scuitifu's to sloken.
s.Sc. 1839  Wilson's Tales of the Borders V. 221:
The wine was handed round in queghs and skuties, or timber shells.
Rxb. 1927  E. C. Smith Braid Haaick 20:
Hei's gotten a bit skuittie-fih.

[Variant of Scuip above.]

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"Scuit n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Jun 2019 <>



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