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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FEUCH, int., v.3 Also †pheuch, †pheugh. Cf. Feech. [fju:x]

I. int. An exclamation of disgust, pah! ugh! (Cai. 1900 E.D.D.; Ayr.4 1928; ne.Sc., Per., Slg., Fif., Kcb., Dmf. 1950), or impatience (Abd. 1875 W. Alexander My Ain Folk 30, pheuch).Ayr. 1803 A. Boswell Songs 14:
He humm'd and haw'd — the lass cried pheugh! And bade the fool no more deave her.
Mry. 1865 W. Tester Poems 131:
Feuch! fill'd his loof wi' shamble's muck.
Per. 1903 H. MacGregor Souter's Lamp 253:
Feuch, laddie! whatna like caper wes yon, wi' yer bonnet?
Kcd. 1932 “L. G. Gibbon” Sunset Song (1937) 50:
The smell of the sharn rising feuch! in her face.

II. v. To make one cry “feuch,” to disgust, nauseate. Ppl.adj. feuching. Rare. A double form feuchtit is found = bad, mouldy, of bread (Ags.19 1951).Kcd. 1934 “L. G. Gibbon” Grey Granite 103:
The feuching stink of the Glasgow yards.

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