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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GULCH, n., v. Also gulsch. [gʌlʃ]

I. n. A glutton (w.Sc. 1887 Jam.; Cai. 1955).

II. v. To eat rapidly and greedily (Mry.1 1925; Abd. 1956). Obs. exc. dial. in Eng.

[Mid.Eng. gulch, to swallow greedily, of echoic origin.]

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"Gulch n., v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Feb 2024 <>



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