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maist

[meyst]
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adjective, noun, adverb Scot. and North England.
  1. most.
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Examples from the Web for maist

Historical Examples

  • My father says whiles he's some feart they're no bein made the maist o'.'

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • He was ane that middled with maist things in the parish, they said.

    Allison Bain

    Margaret Murray Robertson

  • No fox's doin'—a girt-grown two-shear as could 'maist knock a h'ox.

    Bob, Son of Battle

    Alfred Ollivant

  • "Not he; he was scared 'maist oot o' his skin," the other answered.

    Bob, Son of Battle

    Alfred Ollivant

  • Maist likely the auld ash-tree by the door has been stricken.


British Dictionary definitions for maist

maist

determiner
  1. a Scot word for most
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