Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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JUNDIE, n., v. Also jund(a)y; joundie, -y; junnie, -y, and junnice (Rnf. 1788 E. Picken Poems Gl.) [ < junnies], pl. used as sing.; erron. gundy (Ags. 1894 J. B. Salmond My Man Sandy (1899) v.). [′dʒʌn(d)ɪ]
I. n. 1. A push, e.g. with the elbow, a jolt to one side, a blow (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 288; Dmf. 1825 Jam.; Uls. 1880 Patterson Gl.; Gall., Uls. 1959); “a brisk ill-natured shove” (Curriehill). Also fig.Sc. 1736 Ramsay Proverbs (1776) 41:
If a man's gaun down the brae ilk ane gie's him a jundie.Sc. 1799 Scots Mag. (July) 471:
Tho' on your back ye should them bear, An' setting down gi' them a junday.Rxb. 1815 J. Ruickbie Poems 96:
A staff supports his tott'rin frame, A wee bit jundie mars his aim.wm.Sc. 1837 Laird of Logan 134:
Spinning heads ower heels frae top to boddum, getting a dunch here, a clour there, and a jundie every where.Ags. 1872 J. Kennedy Jock Craufurt 107:
Sae that the sma'est jundie on't, 'Ill gar't come slippin' aff the tap.Edb. 1916 T. W. Paterson Wyse-Sayin's iv. 16:
An' they canna gang to sleep at nichts, Unless they've gi'en somebody a jundie.Dmf. 1925 Trans. Dmf. & Gall. Antiq. Soc. XIII. 30:
I gied the thing a jundy wi' my airm and it fell and broke. . . . I fell this morning and gied mysel' an awfu' jundy.Abd. 1929 J. Alexander Mains & Hilly 79:
It's gey sair, onywye, an' gin aw gie't a vrang junny, it's aweers o' garrin' ma cry, “Alis!”Tyr. 1929 M. Mulcaghey Ballymulcaghey 88:
If wan of them got a jundy aff the futwalk . . . he wud run roun' till the back of the crowd an' gleek out.
2. A trot, an even, steady pace. Phrs. on the jundie, on the spree; to jee or jow one's jundie, to bestir oneself, put oneself about, gen. in neg. sentences (Ags. 1959). See Jee, v., 2. and Jow, v.1, 2; to pit onesel out o' jundie, to put oneself about (Per. 1964).Ags. 1894 J. B. Salmond My Man Sandy (1899) xvi.:
Sandy never jowed his jundie.Per. 1894 I. Maclaren Bonnie Brier Bush 206:
He's aff on the jundy again.
II. v. 1. To push, jog, jostle (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Uls. 1880 Patterson Gl.; Per. 1915 Wilson L. Strathearn 254; ne.Sc. (junnie), Uls. 1959). Phr. to jundy on, to jog along.Abd. 1778 A. Ross Helenore (S.T.S.) 45:
Said Bess, . . . your fump'ring waken'd me, And I you joundy'd that ye might be free.Ayr. 1786 Burns To W. Simpson xvi.:
The warly race may drudge an' drive, Hog-shouther, jundie, stretch an' strive.Abd. 1804 W. Tarras Poems 32:
Sae junnied on frae day to day, Wi' ne'er a blink o' fortune's ray.Fif. 1827 W. Tennant Papistry Storm'd 98:
They pous'd, they jundy'd ane anither.Ags. 1881 Arbroath Guide (30 July) 4:
Whaur jundie, jostle, rug, an' rive A jaupin' crowd.Ayr. 1927 J. Carruthers Man Beset i. i.:
Laughed, flirted, jundied one another, tossed broad jests.Tyr. 1931 Northern Whig (17 Dec.) 10:
A stirk saw the piggin and gave it a dunt, and jundied William James away from it.
2. Fig. To annoy, disturb, provoke to anger (Sc. 1911 S.D.D. Add.).Abd.7 1925:
When one is ruffled by some act or word of another he is said to have been “junniet”.
3. Of a vessel containing liquid, to rock from side to side (Slk. 1825 Jam.); to gush (Uls. 1880 Patterson Gl.).[O.Sc. joundie, to jostle, jog, 1675. Orig. obscure, phs. mainly imit.]
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