- From medieval Scots gaberlunȝie. Gaelic gabair talker + lunndair idler. (Wiktionary)
“A gaberlunzie is a license to beg, Sassenach," Jamie explained.”
“-- except snow in winter, and -- well -- a little in summer just sometimes, and a 'gaberlunzie' or two stalking about here and there, if ye may call them dangerous.”
“-except snow in winter, and--well--a little in summer just sometimes, and a 'gaberlunzie' or two stalking about here and there, if ye may call them dangerous.”
“Better say naething about the laird, my man, and tell me instead, what sort of a chap ye are that are sae ready to cleik in with an auld gaberlunzie fiddler?”
“But you forget that the affront descended like a benediction into the pouch of the old gaberlunzie, who overflowed in blessings upon the generous donor — long ere he would have thanked thee, Darsie, for thy barren veneration of his beard and his bearing.”
“Latterly, Nicholson assumed the character of a gaberlunzie; he played at merrymakings on his bagpipes, for snuff and whisky.”
“Page 237 collected some few men's garments for the gaberlunzie who owns the flock.”
“Before I could answer the poor gaberlunzie spoke up and said: "Oh, yes; she stood for these," waving his hand over the thin little objects.”
“Nobody ever found the place out except an old gaberlunzie, and I gave him tuppence not to tell. ”
“My estate there was but a small one, and was forfeited thirty years ago; so unless I become a gaberlunzie and sit on the steps of St. Andrews asking for alms, I don't see how we should get porridge, to say nothing of anything else.”
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