Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
WECHTIE, adj. Also we(i)chty; wa(u)chty (Abd. 1822 W. Alexander My Ain Folk 155; e.Lth. 1896 J. Lumsden Battles vi., Abd. 1955 W. P. Milne Eppie Elrick vii.). Sc. forms and usages of Eng. weighty. In Sc. used of persons or animals: physically heavy and solidly corpulent (ne.Sc. 1973). Phr. wechty i' the fit, well advanced in pregnancy. Cf. Heavy, 2. [′wɛte]
Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry 49:
Auld Saunders Clerk, a man o' echty, Though eild-encumber't now and wechty. Ags. 1894 J. B. Salmond B. Bowden (1922) 116:
You wudda been better to hae gotten a jook to sit on thae eggs if you wantit to bring them oot. I doot you're gey wechty for them. Edb. 1895 J. Tweeddale Moff 169:
He's sae wechty on his feet.
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