Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
TEUCHTER, n. A term of disparagement or contempt used in Central Scotland for a Highlander, esp. one speaking Gaelic, or anyone from the North, an uncouth, countrified person (Cai., e. and wm.Sc. 1972), jocularly also applied to animals. Also attrib. [′tjuxtər]
Edb. 1940 R. Garioch 17 Poems for 6d. 13:
Thir a glaikit pair o Teuchters, an as Heilant as a peat. Edb. 1956 Weekly Scotsman (3 Oct.) 8:
He is also Highland (a real teuchter of a bird). Sc. 1957 Scotsman (11 Nov.):
It was made by Rory, the teuchter kitten. Gsw. 1962 Scotsman (26 Jan.) 11:
There is ample evidence that she referred to him as a ‘teuchter,' a word which I understand to mean a country bumpkin.
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