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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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TUGGIMØ, n. Also tuggemø, togemø. A mist, a thick haze (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)); fig. a cloud or dense swarm of insects, birds, etc. (Id.), jocularly a thin sparse crop of corn (Sh. 1897 J. Jakobsen Dial. Sh. 46). Phr. as tick as tuggimø, in swarms in dense clouds or masses (Id.). [′tʌgɪmø]Sh. 1955 New Shetlander No.42. 21:
Scots traalirs fae Ebirdeen, an da peerie Aerl, Dae aa gjing bye is tikk is tüggimö.

[Norw. dial. toka, fog, mist (O.N. þoka, id.) + mo(e) (Icel. móða), a haze.]

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"TuggimØ n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Dec 2022 <>



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