couthie


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couthie

(ˈkuːθɪ) or

couthy

adj
1. sociable; friendly; congenial
2. comfortable; snug
3. plain; homely; unsophisticated: a couthie saying.
[C13: see couth, uncouth]
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Adj.1.couthie - (chiefly Scottish) agreeable and genial
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
friendly - characteristic of or befitting a friend; "friendly advice"; "a friendly neighborhood"; "the only friendly person here"; "a friendly host and hostess"
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Robin Blochaim (Robert Hogg) would give 'winsome words frae oor couthie Scots tongue' over to songs for weans and wife, and then write in the most ponderous English on 'Burns's universal fame':
If he had `been a good boy', praised the Lord Advocate, extolled the virtues of the Solicitor General, never criticised the Government -- except in a couthie, gentlemanly sort of way -- he would now have been a judge, writing judgments for 90,000[pounds] a year, instead of this book for a mite less.
He opens our eyes to the Scots contribution to a musical culture that far transcends the view of "a land of massed bagpipes and drums and couthie ceilidhs" (p.