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Page 41 of 76 for the letter B

bobbie, bobby, boabie, boaby, bubba,
bobbie ['bɔbi, 'bobi]
n. A term for grandfather.

Compounds and phrases etc.

Auld Bobbie: The Devil.
bockie, boki, bokie, boakie, bukki, buckie, bucky, bawkie, boky,
bockie ['bɔkɪ, 'bokɪ, 'bʌkɪ]
n. A hobgoblin or scarecrow. A perverse or refractory person.

bockan
n. A bogle or ghost.

Compounds and phrases etc.

tattie bockie: A scarecrow.
bod,
bod [I.Sh. bɔd]
n. A big wave, groundswell on a sunken rock.

Compounds and phrases etc.

shorebod: Breaking sea.
bodach,
bodach ['bodəx, 'bɔdəx]
n. An old man.
Boddam, Boddim,
Boddam ['bɔdəm]
pn. Boddam (Aberdeenshire).
boddle, boddil, bodle, brodle,
boddle [bodl, bɔdl]
n. A small coin (2d. Scots).
Boddle, Bodewell,
Boddle ['bodl]
pn. Bothwell (South Lanarkshire).

Boddle Brig Bothwell Bridge.
bode, bod, boad, bid, bote, boden, bodin, bouden, bodend, forbodin, forboden, bodement,
bode [bod, bɔd]
n. A bid or offer at an auction. An omen.
v. To bid or offer a price at a sale, portend, expect, desire, aim at, offer with insistance, press something on someone, to ask. To threaten.
pp. boden ['bodən, 'bodɪn, 'bɔdɪn] provided, equipped, fitted out. adj. Provided

bodement n. Foreboding.
bodin adj. Full of foreboding.
forbodin adj. Ominous.
forboden adj. Ill-fated, unlucky, unhappy.
bodhran, bodhrán, bowraun, bawraun, boron,
bodhrán ['bɔrɑn]
n. A shallow single headed drum.
body, bodie, boadie, buddie, biddy, biddie, buddy, boadee, a body, a bodie, a boady, a boadie, a buddy, onybody, oniebodie, emdie, onybiddy, onybuddy, onnybuddy, onyboady, onyyin, anyyin, man-body, wumman-body, nae boady, onyane, nae-ane, onybudy, emdae, onieboadie, boddie, bodi, bod, bodsie, bodsy, onyeen, awbody, aabodie, awbodie, a'body, a'boady, aabody, ivryboady, ivryboadie, aabody, ab'dy, abodie, iveryboady, iverybody, awbuddy, aabdy, abidy,
body ['bodi, 'bɔdi, 'bʌdi]
n. A person, a human being.
pron. One, oneself.

bod
n. col. A person of small size.

Compounds and phrases etc.

a body: someone, a person.
awbody [ɑ:'bodi, -'bɔdi, -'bʌdi, ɔ:-, N. I. a:-]: Everyone.
awbody's body: Someone who is generally a favourite and liked by everyone, also a sycophant or toady.
bodsie MN.: adj. Dapper.
gangin body: A vagrant, a tramp.
ilka body: Everyone.
ilka body's body: A popular person, a general favourite, especially one of a friendly, obliging disposition.
man-body: A grown man.
nae ither body: No one else.
naebody: No-one, nobody.
onybody: Anyone.
ony ither body: Anyone else.
puir body: A poor soul, a beggar.
sic a body: So-and-so.
slip-body: A camisole, bodice.
some ither body: Someone else.
somebody: Someone.
wumman-body: A grown woman.

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