cutty stool

noun Scot.

a low stool.
(formerly) a seat in churches where offenders against chastity, or other delinquents, received public rebuke.

Origin of cutty stool

First recorded in 1765–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cutty stool

  • In Scotland the ordeals of sitting on the repentance-stool or cutty-stool were most frequent.

  • "If you and Dolly come over to us on Monday, you may put me on the cutty-stool if you like afterwards;" and with that he was gone.

    Tony Butler|Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for cutty stool

cutty stool


(formerly, in Scotland) the church seat on which an unchaste person sat while being harangued by the minister
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