Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations & symbols Cite this entry

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

CUTWIDDIE, Cudwuddie, n. “The piece of wood by which a harrow is fastened to the yoke” (Fif. 1808 Jam.); in pl.: “the links which join the swingletrees to the threiptree in a plough” (Clydes.1825 Jam.2). Found in form cutwithie in n.Yks. dial. (E.D.D.).Fif. 1823 W. Tennant Card. Beaton 114:
Here hae we travelt up to this town, what wi, . . . couters, and barrowtrams, an' cudwuddies, nae little forjeskit.

[Cut, n.1, 8, + Widdie, Wuddie, withy, q.v. O.Sc. has cutwuddie, 1569 (D.O.S.T.).]

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

"Cutwiddie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Feb 2023 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: