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ABERDEENSHIRE, 1993

This list compiled from the book by William Morris Wilson Speak of the North-East - in this case the north-east of Scotland, viz. Aberdeenshire. While Aberdeen as city is noted as being English-speaking, the wider area has much in common with the North-East of England regarding dialect. Examples of this linkage were extracted and listed below.

aal-farant
acker (acre)
airt
argifee arles
arnut
aum
ayont

bere (barley)
beistins
bink
blash
blether
bogle
bourtree
brattle (downpour)
bumlie
buss

cadger (salesbod)
clart / clort(y)
cleek
clockin hen
corbie
creel
croodie
croose
cuddy (silly / donkey)
crack (news)

daft
deave
dirl
docken
dottle (bit in pipe)
dwaam
dyke (stone wall)

ettle

fash
fegs
ferlies
foggage
footer
forby
fozie
fremt

gab
girn
gleg
glift
gowan
graith
grosart
gullie

haar
haavers / haver
hackie
hame-ower
hap-warm
heckle
howdie
howk
hunker
hyse (prices on the hyse)

jaud (bad woman)
jalouse
jauk (be idle)
jaup
jouk (joke)

kale
keek
kenspeckle
kirn
kirsten
kist
kittle
kye

lapper
loup
lowp
marra (one of a pair)
mell
menseless
mowdie

neeps
nieve

oxter

plash

ragie
rax
reest
roop

scaddin
scomfish
scrat
screenge
scunner
skelp
skite
skitter
slippy
slock
smatchet
snaa
sned
snell
snite
snorl
sonsy
soss
speel
sprot
stang
steek
stervin
stirk
stob
sweir
sypin

teem
thole
threep
thrumple
tod
tyke

wabbit
warsle
wheezle
wizzen
wyte

yammer
yark