Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
This entry has not been updated but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

FESTEN, v. Also fais(t)en, fes(s)en, fessin, fes'n. Gen.Sc. forms of Eng. fasten. [fɛsn]

Sc. usage: to perplex, puzzle, non-plus (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Also in Eng. dial. Hence fessener, a puzzler, a baffling problem (Ib.; m.Lth.1 1951).Rxb. 1925 E. C. Smith Mang Howes 12:
This was a fessener, an A was keinda stucken.

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

"Festen v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 6 Dec 2022 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/festen>

11053

snd

Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND:

    Loading...

Share: