“Ye wad na ben sae donsie, O. Ive seen the day ye butterd my brose,”
“Their donsie tricks, their black mistakes, [restive]”
“Ye wad na been sae donsie, O; [would not have, testy]”
“I was roused from my sleep by the sharp motion of the vessel; but did not get very wide awake, for I felt donsie and there was a dull ringing in my head along with a great dull pain.”
“The Lowland Scotch has _donsie_, "unfortunate, stupid.”
“But what is to become of the poor donsie woman, no one can expound.”
“Ye wadna been sae donsie, O! I've seen the day ye butter'd my brose,”
“Donâ€ ™ t forget about the dialect: dauncy / donsie, faunch, and jockey box”
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Unflattering Scots terms and nicknames for people and their perceived or imagined foibles, follies, and failings. Gleaned from Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.
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