teuchter

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain; probably a fanciful imitation of Gaelic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

teuchter (plural teuchters)

  1. (pejorative) A Highlander; a Northern Scot in general; especially if Gaelic-speaking.

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Usage notes[edit]

Term widely used by those in Central Scotland.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh [1]