[ meyst ]

adjective, noun, adverbScot. and North England.

Words Nearby maist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use maist in a sentence

  • Forby I'll maybe be able to pay him mair than plenty ithers could pay him, an' that is efter a' the point to be maist considered.

    The Underworld | James C. Welsh
  • I am accounted as brave as maist folks; and yet I profess to ye I could never look on a bare blade without blinking and winking.

    The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
  • When the weather been maist fair, the dust flies highest in the air.

  • There was a howl of pain, and a "maist michty" word that made the ancient tombs stand aghast.

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
  • But, alas, they soon discovered that "maist ilka body" did not know the little dog, as they had so confidently supposed.

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson

British Dictionary definitions for maist


/ (mest) /

  1. a Scot word for most

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