Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

DUNTLE, v. Also dunkle. With doon: to “plank” down, to pay a forfeit, a term used in a game played with a tee-totum (Ags.2 1941).Ags. 1824 J. Bowick Characters 108:
An' Christmas preens, sae clear and sma', The stake lay roun', — The tottum span — T. tak' them a', D. duntle down.
Ags.1 c.1916:
The totum had four sides. marked with D, T, N, and either H or A. D = duntle een = throw down or shell out one penny, bawbee, or lucifer match.
Ags. 1945 Forfar Dispatch (8 Nov.):
I've gotten a tee-totum oota my garret and I'll play ye at Dunkle-doon-ane for buttons.

[Dim. or freq. from Dunt, v., 1., to bang.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Duntle v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 12 Jun 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: