feuch

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Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic or imitative. Origins are uncertain and may reflect multiple, independent etymologies. Scottish National Dictionary suggests that the "beat" senses may be influenced by fauch "to claw; to toil". Attested in various senses since the mid 1700s.

Verb[edit]

feuch (third-person singular present feuchs, present participle feuchin, past feuched, past participle feuched)

  1. To smoke (tobacco, etc.)
  2. To beat soundly; to work energetically

Noun[edit]

feuch (plural feuchs)

  1. A smoke; a puff (on a pipe, etc.)
  2. A strike; a blow
  3. A state of excitement or fury; an uproar

Interjection[edit]

feuch

  1. Indication of impatience or disgust

References[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

feuch (past dh'fheuch, future feuchaidh, verbal noun feuchainn, past participle feuchte)

  1. try, attempt
  2. try out, test, check, see