Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BARDACH, BARDOCH, BARDICH, adj. [′bɑrdɑx, ′bɑrdɔx, ′bɑrdɪ]
1. Stout, fearless.
Sc. 1806 R. Jamieson Pop. Ballads II. 176:
And bald and bardach the gude-wife Sae derf couth wield her gude brown spear. Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore 54:
An' tho' she was right bardach on day light, She was as fly'd, as onie hare at night. Mearns 1796 J. Burness Thrummycap (1819) l.9:
Ane was a sturdy bardoch chiel. Ags. 1867 G. W. Donald Poems, etc. 5:
There's something hid there, tho' ye're bardoch an' bauld, Wad gar your flesh creep, and your bluid turn cauld.
2. Quarrelsome, uncivil in managing a dispute.
Abd. 1824 G. Smith Douglas 18:
A Bardich, an' a feightin' chiel he is, An' is as fit as mony, I maun own, For reddin' pleys, or knappin' o' a crown.
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