Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 2005 supplement

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PUNT, v.intr. Add Comb.: punt-up, also punty up, puntie up. Assistance to someone to lift themselves, e.g. over a wall, by pushing them from below.Gsw. 1984 Agnes Owens Gentlemen of the West 102:
"It's a tap flat up a close. We could get in through the loft, but I need somebody tae gie me a punt up."
Gsw. 1990:
Gie's a punty-up the dyke!
Ayr. 1999:
Gie's a punt (up). Gie's a puntie (up). [a help up with hands for foothold to get over]
wm.Sc. 2003:
Gie's a punt up ower the wa.

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"Punt v. intr.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Sep 2021 <>



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