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Scots Word of the Week: Hippens

HIPPENS WHEN I first recalled hearing this word, I thought it came from the language of the Scottish Travellers community. The Dictionaries of the Scots Language (DSL), however, defines it as, “a baby’s napkin, General Scots”.

Scots Word of the Week: Keeker

THE first definition given in the Dictionaries of the Scots Language (DSL) for the word keeker is “one who watches or pries”, but many Scots will know it better in the context of a blue keeker, or black eye.

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