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faither

noun
  1. a Scot word for father
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Examples from the Web for faither

Historical Examples

  • My faither said I was to bide in the house and mind my wark.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875

    Various

  • I'll kiss them, faither, an' they'll burn wi' the awfu' thirst nae mair.'

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • Better the mother wi' the pock, than the faither wi' the sack.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • It's mony a lang day sin' I hae lookit intil her faither's face.

    Morag

    Janet Milne Rae

  • I've jist been sayin' to ye whit I mind o' hearin' my faither say to mysel'.

    Erchie

    (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro