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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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YOWTHER, v.2, n.2 Also yowder.

I. v. To walk with a heavy, clumsy gait, to lumber (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 214). Ppl.adj. yowtherin, heavy, plodding (Ib.).

II. n. A heavy, plodding walk, an awkward gait, one who walks thus (Ib.).

[Variant form of Lowder, q.v. See also P.L.D. § 93.7., Y, letter, 2.(3)(ii).]

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