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[mith-er] /ˈmɪθ ər/
noun, Scot. and North England.
mother1 . Unabridged
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  • Gie me the kiss, mither, for a've been waitin' for ye, an' a'll sune be asleep.

  • And noo that we hae the mither o' 'im, we'll get on faumous!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • It's 'cause we hae the same father and mither; I hae aye kenned that!'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • That'll be his mither's bonnet he's takkin' back to get altered.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • An' what can I tell my mither that she doesna ca' me a coward this day?'

    Hunter's Marjory Margaret Bruce Clarke
  • His own mither has no knowledge of de trade, an' he's just dyin' over yon.

    Derrick Sterling Kirk Monroe
  • I think when you know my mither you'll agree with me—she's a marvel.'

  • And good hard cakes his mither makes,And mony a sweeter dainty.

    The Wide, Wide World Susan Warner
  • I'm thankful, John, I'm thankful for his mither that ye saved him.

    Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
  • His name's Jamie Macfarlane, and his mither's a leddy in her own right.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for mither


a Scottish word for mother1


(intransitive) (Northern English, dialect) to fuss over or moan about something
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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