Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

PEEL, n.5 ne.Sc. forms of Eng. pool (ne.Sc. 1808 Jam.; Cai. 1922 J. Horne Poems 17, Bch. 1943 W. S. Forsyth Guff o' War 5). See P.L.D. § 128.

Sc. form of Eng. pool.

Abd. 1993:
Aifter e hivvy rain ere wis a lot o peels in e park.

Combs. and phr.: 1. haddock-peel, a jocular name for the sea. Cf. 2.; 2. herring-peel, id. (Bnff. 1885 Folk-Lore Jnl. III. 52). Cf. herrin-pot, id., s.v. Herrin, (11); 3. peel deuk, the oyster-catcher, Haematopus ostralegus (Abd.12 1923; Bnff. 1965), which frequents seashore pools; 4. peel-rushich, -och, a heavy shower, a downpour (Abd.4 1930), a rush, a torrent (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.); 5. to mak one's peels, of a child: to urinate (Cai. 1903 E.D.D.).1. Bnff. 1885 Folk-Lore Jnl. III. 52:
Names given to the sea are: — The Haddock, the Herring Peel. “To send one across the Haddock Peel” means to banish one.
4. ne.Sc. 1920 People's Jnl. (18 Sept.):
It was a peel-rushoch o' weet, wi' an antrim [sic] spell o' drucht.

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

"Peel n.5". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 13 Apr 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: