brosy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Doric dialect of North East Scotland, pertaining to brose (oatmeal mixed with boiling water).

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Adjective[edit]

brosy (comparative more brosy, superlative most brosy)

  1. (Scotland) In the rural and farming circles, stout and strong; well-built; well fed with brose.
  2. Semi-liquid (like brose).
  3. Containing brose.

References[edit]

  • brosey, American Encyclopedic Dictionary, by Robert Hunter, John Alfred Williams, Sidney John Hervon Herrtage, 1897.