Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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TROO, int. Also trooy, truly, trui. A call to cows or calves (Abd., Gall. 1905 E.D.D.; Bnff. 1924 Swatches o' Hamespun 8). Also in form troo-lady, -leddy, a call to cows at milking-time (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Edb. 1864 A. Logan Auld Reekie 110:
‘Trooy ledy! trooy!' she fu' loodly does cry.

[Prob. a variant of Proo, int., 2. Connection with Welsh trwi, id., seems hardly possible.]

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"Troo interj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Oct 2021 <>



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