Definition of glaikit in English:

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glaikit

Pronunciation: /ˈɡleɪkɪt/

adjective

Scottish & Northern English
Stupid, foolish, or thoughtless.
Example sentences
  • ‘What a big stupid glaikit eejit,’ she'd think as some hefty big guy gave her the eye.
  • The young man, wearing a tweed jacket, pink shirt, green baseball cap, khaki trousers, tan trainers and a glaikit expression, seemed to think his loud exhortations were very clever indeed.
  • Everything, from the glaikit, Glaswegian characterisations to the physical comedy (more panto than farce), is tailored to the comic actor's public persona.

Origin

Late Middle English: related to Scots glaiks 'tricks, pranks'.

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