Fews Glossary: B, 3

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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