Have you ever called anyone a roaster, a tube, a bam or a bauchle?
All of these perjorative words are used colloquially in Scotland to describe a person who is foolish, annoying, stupid or a mess, and they all appear in the new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Some of the other words in the latest update include fantoosh, an adjective used to portray someone who is flashy, stylish, fashionable and exotic, and bidie-in, a person who lives with his or her partner in a non-marital relationship.
Then there are baffies (slippers), bealach, ( a mountain pass), the Doric term bosie, which is used to describe a person’s bosom or a cuddle or hug and coorie, meaning to crouch, stoop or keep low or to snuggle or nestle.
Fiona McPherson, the senior editor on the OED from Glasgow, said: “It was a great joy to work on these Scottish words, some of which were familiar to me, and a good number of which were submitted via our the Free The Word campaign of 2017.
“The variety of words included show innovation, self-deprecation, and a sense of humour, and all of them are worthy additions to the OED.”
What is your favourite Scottish word?