Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GOWF, n.1, v.1 I. 1. Add quot.: m.Lth. 1990s  :
Yer faither's aye playin at the gowf on Seturday moarnins.

I. 1. (4) Add quot.: w.Lth. 2000  Davie Kerr A Puckle Poems 21:
Thirs gowf links, boolin rinks,
dominoes an tidd'ly winks, ...

II. (1) Add quots.: ne.Sc. 1979  Alastair Mackie in Joy Hendry Chapman 23-4 (1985) 65:
The sea's skin is nickit wi white slits.
The gowfer's club heid whangs the souchin baa.
Lnk. 1998  Duncan Glen Selected New Poems 16:
Aneath the auld trees of Bruntsfield Links,
not one gowfer in sicht.

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