Definition of Couthy

1. Adjective. (chiefly Scottish) agreeable and genial.

Exact synonyms: Couthie
Geographical relationships: Scotland
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Definition of Couthy

1. couthie [adj COUTHIER, COUTHIEST] - See also: couthie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Couthy

cousinship
cousinships
couta boat
couta boats
couteau
couteaux
couter
couters
couth
couther
couthest
couthie
couthier
couthiest
couths
couthy (current term)
coutil
coutille
coutilles
coutils
coutinhoite
couture
coutures
couturier
couturiere
couturieres
couturiers
couvade
couvades
couvercle

Literary usage of Couthy

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"So from the equivalent AS. cuth, known, we have Sc. couth, couthy, familiar, agreeable in conversation, pleasant, loving, affectionate, giving satisfaction. ..."

2. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"There came a piper ^ couthy, -le [affable, loving, kind, pleasant]. ... I spier'd for my cousin fu' couthy and sweet, ..."

3. One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices by David Herschell Edwards (1881)
"Gin the couthy meet the drouthy, Comin' frae the toun ; Need the drouthy wi' ... Gin the drouthy meet the couthy, O' the causey's crap, Need the drouthy gar ..."

4. The Illustrated book of Scottish songs: from the sixteenth to the nineteenth (1854)
"The couthy fireside, my friends, ... pow o' age A couthy fireside. 'Tis Heaven that nerves the soldier's arm ..."

5. One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices by David Herschell Edwards (1881)
"Gin the couthy meet the drouthy, Comin' frae the toun ; Need the drouthy wi' the ... Need the drouthy gar the couthy An' drink till ye be sair'd. ..."

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