glaikit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scots glaikit.

Adjective[edit]

glaikit (comparative more glaikit, superlative most glaikit)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) Senseless; silly, foolish.
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, p. 86:
      All the same, he thought, Duror had the appearance of a drunk man, unshaven, slack-mouthed, mumbling, rather glaikit.

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: glay-k-it

Noun[edit]

glaikit (plural glaikits)

  1. (pejorative) Alternative of glaik.

Adjective[edit]

glaikit (comparative mair glaikit, superlative maist glaikit)

  1. (pejorative) silly, foolish
    Whattan ane glaikit fool am I / To slay myself with melancholy. (Alexander Scott, ‘To Love Unluvit’)