Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

WEEZLE, n. A tool for twisting straw ropes (Gall. 1921 T.S.D.C.). Cf. tweezle s.v. Tweezlick.

[Aphetic form of tweezle s.v. Tweezlick. But poss. associated with weasel, from a fancied resemblance of the implement to the animal. Cf. Whitrat, 3.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Weezle n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 15 Aug 2020 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND: