Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
SEMMIT, n. Also sem(m)et, se(a)mit, semmad (Cai.). A man's (or ‡woman's) undershirt or vest, usu. of wool or flannel (m. and s.Sc. 1869 Athenaeum (13 March) 382, Dmf. 1899 Country Schoolmaster (Wallace) 352; Gall. 1904 E.D.D.). Gen.Sc. [′sɛmɪt]
Sc. 1865 Justiciary Reports (1868) 126:
1 knitted woollen semet. Ags. 1894 J. B. Salmond My Man Sandy (1899) 127:
His seamit an' his drawers werena there. Gsw. 1915 J. J. Bell Wee Macgreegor Enlists ii.:
This semmit's had its day. m.Sc. 1932 O. Douglas Priorsford iv.:
I'm at ma twelfth semmit, an' I've made six pairs of socks. Cai. 1951 Edb. John o' Groat Liter. Soc.:
They [bullocks]'d chow 'e semmad off yer back. Gsw. 1953 J. J. Lavin Compass of Youth ii. iii.:
Yer semit an' drawers, Professor, are gey the waur o' wear.
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