WIltshire Words

During Lockdown, we have been sharing old dialect Wiltshire words - alongside setting challenges on social media! The words have been taken from A Glossary of Words used in the County of Wiltshire - by George Edward Dartnell and the Rev. Edward Hungerford Goddard, MA, published for the English Dialect Society in 1893. The glossary inspired our Wiltshire Words mug, which is for sale in our shop.
We have been enjoying discovering new words - some of which we think should be reintroduced!

Thank you to those who are taking part. Do let us know your favourite words and any you think we should include in our list.
Below are the answers to our challenges so far + a few of our favourite words:

 

"Ahmoo" - A cow

"Bannut" - A walnut

"Bobbish" - In good health

"Cat-Kidney" - A game similar to cricket

"Cat's-love" - A garden

"Dumbledore" - A bumble bee

"Izzard" - The letter Z

"Jod" - The letter

"To muggle along" - To live hapazardly

"Not-cow" - A cow without horns

 

 

Frontispiece of Wiltshire Words by Dartnell and Goddard, 1893

Wiltshire Words – Dartnell and Goddard

A Glossary of Words used in the County of Wiltshire by George Edward Dartnell and the Rev. Edward Hungerford Goddard, MA, published for the English Dialect Society in 1893. This book records dialect words used

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