ablach

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Scottish Gaelic ablach (mangled carcass, brat) akin to Irish ablach (carcass, corpse, carrion).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ablach (plural ablachs)

  1. (Scotland, Ulster) An insignificant or slovenly person.

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈabləx], [ˈablɪç]
  • (Mid Northern Scots) IPA(key): [ˈeblɪç]

Noun[edit]

ablach (plural ablachs)

  1. mangled carcase or body
  2. insignificant or contemptible person through lack of size or defect of will or intellect
  3. untidy or clumsy person, humourously for a child
  4. object defective through lack of size

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