THE word “bawbag” has officially been added into the Oxford English Dictionary along with “Weegie.”

The principal historical dictionary of the English language has described the term as a noun for scrotum - but also a commonly used insult across Scotland.

As well as bawbag, other modern Scots words added to the dictionary include bampot, bidie-in, coorie and rooked.

New Scottish word entries March 2019

bawbag, n.: “The scrotum. Cf. ball bag n. 2.”

bampot, n.: “A foolish, annoying, or obnoxious person; (also spec.) a belligerent or disruptive person. Often as a contemptuous form of address. Cf. bam n.2…”

bidie-in, n.: “A person who lives with his or her partner in a non-marital relationship; a cohabiting partner.”

coorie, v.: “intransitive. To crouch, stoop, or keep low, esp. for protection. Usually with down, in.”

rooked, adj.: “Originally: deprived of money through fraudulent or underhand means; swindled, fleeced. In later use also (chiefly Scottish): without money…”

Weegie, n. and adj.: “A native or inhabitant of Glasgow; a Glaswegian.”

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