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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).
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STUNT, v. intr. To bound, bounce (wm., sm.Sc., Rxb. 1971), to walk with a springy bounding step; tr. to stamp (the feet); to bump into (Dmf. 1971).Edb. 1804 J. Aikman Poems (1816) 233:
His feet he on the road fair stunted.
Ayr. 1901 G. Douglas Green Shutters v.:
I come stunting out in a bleeze of wrath and slam the yett ahint me!
Ayr. 1970:
When the bloke hit him, his heid fair stuntit aff the waa.

[Prob. chiefly echoic, after stamp, stump, Stot, v.2, etc.]

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"Stunt v. intr.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 May 2024 <>



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