Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations & symbols Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
This entry has not been updated but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

GULLIE, n.2 See quot.:Dmb. 1964:
Refering to a chestnut or conker, which has broken the opponent conker, it becomes “a gullie o' ane.” The next victory makes it “a gullie o' twa” etc. If it next defeats “a gullie o' six” then it becomes an “eight” and so on.

[A corruption of Bully, n.1]

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

"Gullie n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 4 Feb 2023 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: