The word of the moment from the Online Scots Dictionary:

gove [go:v]
n. A vacant stare.
v. To stare, gaze, stare stupidly or vacantly, to wander aimlessly, to toss the head from side to side.
pt. pp. goved

govel [go:vl]
n. A person who wanders aimlessly.

govie [go:vɪ]
n. A person who stares vacantly.

govin [‘go:vɪn]
n. An awkward or silly person.
adj. Flighty, coquettish.
v. Gazing vacantly,

govie-dick: an exclamation of surprise

[cue the Private Eye’s favourite photo of Gove on the naughty step.]


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