gyte

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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Also found in Northern English dialects.

Adjective[edit]

gyte

  1. crazy or mad; delirious; out of one's senses
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
  2. foolish; demented

Noun[edit]

gyte (plural gytes)

  1. A madman; fool
  2. A first-year boy at The Royal High School, Edinburgh or Edinburgh Academy.

References[edit]

  • Chamber's Twentieth Century Dictionary 1952