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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BOLDRITE, BALDRITE, n. [′bɔldrəit]

1. “A calm between two winds” (Mry. 1914 T.S.D.C. I., boldrite).

2. In phr. in the baldrites (see quot.).Mry.4 1935:
When a person became sickly, and did not care to be bothered by one thing or another, they used to say of him “Oh, he's fairly in the baldrites.” When about the Christmas time a man got badly on the spree, next morning when he was “in the horrors” we said: “I doot Jock is in the ‘baldrites' the day.”

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"Boldrite n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 30 Nov 2023 <>



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