Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DOCHTER, n. Add quots.: m.Sc. 1979 William J. Rae in Joy Hendry Chapman 23-4 (1985) 79:
Whaun the MacPuddock wis telt that Eck wis a guid sweemer, he decreet that his punishment should be tae act as bodygaird tae his dochter,...
wm.Sc. 1985 Liz Lochhead Tartuffe 7:
He whispers in his ear and cries him brither,
Loves him mair than wife, dochter or mither.
m.Sc. 1991 Donald Goodbrand Saunders in Tom Hubbard The New Makars 137:
Whilk o King Duncan's twa dochters
Is lookan tae be wad?
Sh. 1994 Laureen Johnson in James Robertson A Tongue in Yer Heid 165:
Shö spak aboot her doughter back hame, on holiday wi da boyfreend.
em.Sc. 2000 James Robertson The Fanatic 72:
'Frae the man that's mairrit on Lord Abbotshall's dochter,' Eleis said, laughing, 'that must come frae the hert.'

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