John McCullagh March 5, 2004
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Blether  n.v. foolish talk/er
Blood   fighting spirit Don’t raise his blood!
Blow   scold   I gave him a good blowing up!
Blustery  stormy, of temper as well as weather
Blutter  as with ‘
blether’
Boast
   hollow
Boke vomit: was man who’d do it on request, aka
Bill the Boke!
Bone-dry
 out of milk!  The wee cow’s bone-dry!
Bonefire  bonfire
Bothered  silly:  he’s a bit bothered in his mind.
Bottom  end, sense:  there’s no bottom to his story.
Bottom  low-lying field or meadow: 
He’s in the bottom field.
Boy
  male of any age: servant: the devil [as in ‘
old boy’]
Brag
 boast  
she was the brag of the ball:  he’s a bit of a brag
Braird
  prickly
Brakefast breakfast
Bran  new
Brash  illness:  may also mean help
Braskins milk raised by the churn-staff in churning
Brave  large, as in ‘a brave lump’:  wholesome, as in ‘
a brave day’
Bravery
 finery, as in,
‘she was out in her bravery’
Breast
  mount, as in
‘I haven’t yet met the horse I cudn’t breast!’
Brenth
y broad
Brew  the edge of a drain/bank of a stream: in town,
tea.
Brissle
 toast, as in
‘she was brissling her shins at the fire’
Broken
 no longer fair, as in ‘
the weather’s broken’
Brung
  brought
Buff  joke, naked 
‘he’s ony buffing!’ ‘in his buff!’
Budge
  more
Budget news, ‘
What’s yer budget?’
Buggle
 shy, as in horse’s refusal, ‘
the mare buggled at it!’
Bum
  boast, ‘
he’s a real bum’
Bunty
  small
Busk  dress, as in
‘All busked up and nowhere to go’
Butt ‘he jumped from a butt’  as ‘bunty’: ‘a quare wee butt of a lad’
Butter-fingered
 careless
Butter-mouthed treacherous ‘
a butter-mouthed deceiver!’
Bye-boy
 illegitimate son
Bye-name nickname

 

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