Arse-cockle: A hot pimple on any part of the body.
Bawbee-jo: A lover hired to walk with a girl for a shilling or so.
Daddy Cloots: The Devil
Elf-girse: Grass given to cattle supposed to have been hurt by fairies.
Gardyloo: A warning cry about dirty water and household slop thrown from windows on to the streets.
Hizzie-fallow: A man who does what is considered to be the work of a housewife.
Idioticals: Things of no importance.
Jank the labour: To waste time at work.
Kacky: to void excrement.
Netty: A woman who traverses the country in search of wool.
Oy: A grandchild.
Poot-poot-poot: A call to young pigs at feeding time.
Quinkins: The scum or refuse of any liquor.
Rigwiddie-nag: A half-castrated horse.
Snoofmadrune: A lazy, inactive person, given to janking the labour.
Tinkle-sweetie: A bell formerly rung in Edinburgh at eight o’clock p.m., when shops were closed for the night.
Upsitting: An entertainment given after the recovery of a woman from childbirth.
Verter water: Water found in the hollows of tombstones and rocks, a charm for warts.
Zeenty-teenty: A children’s counting-out game.