ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English brēost, from Proto-Germanic *breustą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (to swell).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

breest (plural breests)

  1. (anatomy) breast
  2. perpendicular face cut in a moss
  3. step or layer in a manure heap
  4. the desk board of a pew
  5. the front or projecting part of anything
  6. the cobbled slipway forming the front of a harbour

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

breest (third-person singular present breests, present participle breestin, past breestit, past participle breestit)

  1. to spring up or forward
  2. to mount a horse by gripping the mane and wriggling over

Derived termsEdit

  • breestit (sprang up with forward motion)