adjectiveScottish & Northern English
Stupid, foolish, or thoughtless.
- ‘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.
Late Middle English: related to Scots glaiks 'tricks, pranks'.
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