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[mith-er] /ˈmɪθ ər/
noun, Scot. and North England.
mother1 . Unabridged
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  • His rale name they say his mither says, is George Moray—wi' an o an' no a u-r.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Gie me the kiss, mither, for a've been waitin' for ye, an' a'll sune be asleep.

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

    Derrick Sterling Kirk Monroe
  • It's 'cause we hae the same father and mither; I hae aye kenned that!'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Oor hero was borr-rn in affluent saircumstances his faither bein' the laird o' Maclacity, his mither a Fitzroy o' Soosex.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • That'll be his mither's bonnet he's takkin' back to get altered.

    A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
  • It wad jist be wastin' yer money; I'll bate ye onything his mither drinks.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • I'm thankful, John, I'm thankful for his mither that ye saved him.

    Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
  • There was mair lost at Sherramuir, where the Hielandman lost his faither and his mither, and a gude buff belt worth baith o' them.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Sure, I niver had a married husband, and a divil of a choild am I the mither of.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling J. P. Johnston
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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