Scots/English Dictionary

B

bairn, bairnie (Norse 'barn')
child
baith
both
barrie (traveller cant adopted into Lothian)
very good
bide
stay, remain
big
build
birk
birch tree
birkie
[1] person bloated with conceit
[2] buffoon, idiot
birl
spin round
birlinn (pr. "birling") (Gaelic)
traditional type of boat
blate
shy, timid
blaw
blow
blether
[1] (v.) converse, (n.) conversation
[2] verbose
[3] nonsense
bluid (pr. "blid", occasionally "bleed")
blood
blythe
carefree, cheerful
bonnie (freq. mistakenly spelled "bonny" by English speakers)
beautiful
brae
hill
brak
break
braw (Norse 'brå')
fine, good
breeks (Gaelic 'briocas')
trousers
brither
brother
brock
badger (the animal)
burn
stream
busk
(v.) dress, put on clothing


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