It’s not a word one would usually associate with the Queen’s English, but an unlikely Scottish insult has made it into one of the UK’s most prestigious dictionaries.
The renowned Scots term of ‘bawbag’ has now made it into the Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) new words list for March 2019.
Described by OED as a noun for scrotum, the term is also a commonly used insult across Scotland.
As well as bawbag, other modern Scots words added to the dictionary include; bampot, bidie-in, coorie, rooked, and Weegie.
Scottish underwear brand Bawbags have welcomed the decision for obvious reasons.
Midge Whyte, co-founder of Bawbags, said: “It’s great to see bawbag recognised in the dictionary. It’s a fantastic descriptive word and is particularly useful in the times we’re currently living through.
“The new scots words will certainly make Scrabble a lot easier in my house at Christmas – that’s at least 14 points straight away. Can we get toalie, shan and bowfin next?”
See the full list of newly added words here.
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