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poortith

noun
  1. Scot a variant of puirtith
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Examples from the Web for poortith

Historical Examples

  • His wit gat wings and would hae flown, but pinchin' poortith pu'd him down.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • May poortith ne'er throw us in the dirt, or gowd into the high saddle.

  • I agree with you that my song, "There's nought but care on every hand," is much superior to "Poortith Cauld."