Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

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

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.]

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

"Dowtit ppl. adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Apr 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: