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adjective Scot.
  1. agreeable; genial; kindly.
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Origin of couthie

1715–25; couth2 + -ie, spelling variant of -y1
Related formscouth·i·ly, adjectivecouth·i·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • He took a different road from hers, but, to his annoyance, they met at Couthie's corner.

    Tommy and Grizel

    J.M. Barrie

  • There would be fine gardens in Edinburgh, no doubt; but oh, that couthie laurel by the Red Lion door!

  • A cosy but, and a canty ben, To couthie women and trusty men.

British Dictionary definitions for couthie



adjective Scot
  1. sociable; friendly; congenial
  2. comfortable; snug
  3. plain; homely; unsophisticateda couthie saying
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Word Origin

C13: see couth, uncouth
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