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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DOWTIT, -ET, DOUTIT, ppl.adj. Silly, crazed, especially with age (Fif. 1926 Wilson Cent. Scot. 237, dowtit).Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry Storm'd 26:
The rest, as he his parle out-spoutit, Sat gazin' goutherfow, and doutit, Glowerin' at ane anither.
Fif. 1896 “G. Setoun” R. Urquhart ii.:
We're blind an' dowtet cr'aturs, an' canna tell what would be for our ain good.

[A Fif. variant of doitit (see Doit, v.). For the phonology, cf. Bowl, v.1, Bousterous, etc.]

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