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  • From "The American Slang Dictionary" by James Maitland, 1891: "Bubbly Jock (Scotch), a turkey, from the noise it makes."

    November 11, 2014

  • A particularly nasty fungal infection, similar to crotch rot. Henry VIII suffered from this a lot during his later years.

    October 28, 2011

  • The turkey-cock. Also polliecock. The Scots term bubbly = "snotty". Perhaps, as Dr. Jamieson noted in his Scottish Dictionary, "the name seems to have originated from the shape of his comb, which has considerable resemblance to the snot collected at a dirty child's nose."

    May 10, 2011

  • I know it sounds like it should mean a tearful Scotsman, but in fact it means a turkey.

    December 27, 2008