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HAME-DRAUCHTIT, ppl.adj. Also -drachted, -drachtit, -draughtit; ¶-drocht.

1. Selfish, keen to further the interests of oneself or one's home (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. Add. 75; ne.Sc. 1956). Cf. hame-drawn s.v. Hame, III. 5. Abd. a.1880 W. Robbie Yonderton 10:
Although he was somewhat selfish and “hame-drachtit.”
Abd. 1900 C. Murray Hamewith 25:
The Lady that taks on Is young to hae sae muckle on her han', Wi' . . . factors aye hame-drauchted when they can.
Abd. 1922 Abd. Wkly. Free Press (11 Feb.) 2:
Hame-drauchtit, aye lookin' t' wirsel's an' never fat wid be best for wir kwintry.

Hence hamedraughtitness, the furthering of one's own interests, self-interest. Abd. 1886 Bon-Accord (23 Oct.) 7:
Aberdeen's “hame-draughtitness” is such as to preclude the possibility of even a pot of paint or a bag of nails for the work being bought in Peterhead.

2. Homesick (Abd. 1935 per Bnff.12); fond of, or drawn to, home (Abd. 1956). Bnff.6 c.1920:
Him gyang abroad! he's ower hame-drachted to cross the “haddick peel.”
Abd. 1920 T. McWilliam Sc. Life 116:
“It's an awfa' hame-drocht beast this,” said William, as he drew attention to the improved speed with which we were being carried homeward.
Abd. 1932 J. White Moss Road xvi.:
I always thought they were hame-drachtit folk, the fishers.

[Hame + Draucht, v. 4. q.v.]

Hame-drauchtit ppl. adj.

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