be- + gowk
begowk (third-person singular simple present begowks, present participle begowking, simple past and past participle begowked)
Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 02:11
- (archaic, Scotland) To play a trick on, make a fool of.
- 1893, Robert Louis Stevenson, Catriona:
- But I'll begowk them there, Mr. David.
- 1921, William Darling Lyell, The house in Queen Anne square:
- Is she trying to begowk a donnert old man next?
- 1917, Eugene Manlove Rhodes, Copper Streak Trail:
- Dewing, you sought to begowk me by setting me up against Zurich — or perhaps you really thought to use me against him.