- bachle or bauchle
A relatively mild insult aimed at anyone considered old or odd-shaped or slovenly: "Ah'm no walkin up the road wi a wee bachle lik you!"
- An unflattering description, meaning ugly, that seems to be more often applied to women than men: "That yin fancies hersel an she's pure hackit an' aw".
© Michael Munro
The Patter is rich in terms of abuse and particularly imaginative in this department, but in fairness, there are also many words used to express one's appreciation!
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