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couthy Line breaks: couthy
Pronunciation: /ˈkuːθi/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also couthie)

Definition of couthy in English:


1(Of a person) warm and friendly.
Example sentences
  • It's certainly a different take on these couthie characters who are rooted in the past.
  • But, all things being equal, there are many Scots she has now met, representing the couthie, cheerful face of modern Scotland, whom she wouldn't mind introducing to Washington.
  • The night was wearing on and the nation's most powerful politicians and their supporters were chewing on cigars, sipping brandy and enjoying a stream of couthy jokes.
1.1(Of a place) cosy and comfortable: a couthy wee tavern
More example sentences
  • His party was held at a large but couthy city centre hotel in Stirling.


Early 18th century: apparently from Old English cūth 'known' + -y1 (also -ie).

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