This Scots word for plaster, deriving from stucco, is used in various local expressions. A stooky is a plaster cast on a broken limb: "Can Ah write ma name on yer stooky?" It is also used to mean a stupid or spiritless person, comparing them to a statue: "Are you just gauny staun there like a stooky?"
To stooky a person (like stiffen) is to hit him extremely hard, especially to knock him unconscious: "What did ye have tae go an stooky the guy for?"
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Many words in The Patter which are local terms for universal things or activities are often also used in expressions more specific to Glasgow repartee or street life...
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