Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: Terminology: M

Updated May 6, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
by Robert Burns


Mae, more.
Mailen, mailin, a farm.
Mailie, Molly.
Mair, more.
Maist. most.
Maist, almost.
Mak, make.
Mak o', make o', to pet, to fondle.
Mall, Mally.
Manteele, a mantle.
Mark, merk, an old Scots coin (13 1-3d. sterling).
Mashlum, of mixed meal.
Maskin-pat, the teapot.
Maukin, a hare.
Maun, must.
Maunna, mustn't.
Maut, malt.
Mavis, the thrush.
Mawin, mowing.
Mawn, mown.
Mawn, a large basket.
Mear, a mare.
Meikle, mickle, muckle, much, great.
Melder, a grinding corn.
Mell, to meddle.
Melvie, to powder with meal-dust.
Men', mend.
Mense, tact, discretion, politeness.
Menseless, unmannerly.
Merle, the blackbird.
Merran, Marian.
Mess John, Mass John, the parish priest, the minister.
Messin, a cur, a mongrel.
Midden, a dunghill.
Midden-creels, manure-baskets.
Midden dub, midden puddle.
Midden-hole, a gutter at the bottom of the dunghill.
Milking shiel, the milking shed.
Mim, prim, affectedly meek.
Mim-mou'd, prim-lipped.
Min', mind, remembrance.
Mind, to remember, to bear in mind.
Minnie, mother.
Mirk, dark.
Misca', to miscall, to abuse.
Mishanter, mishap.
Mislear'd, mischievous, unmannerly.
Mistak, mistake.
Misteuk, mistook.
Mither, mother.
Mixtie-maxtie, confused.
Monie, many.
Mools, crumbling earth, grave.
Moop, to nibble, to keep close company, to meddle.
Mottie, dusty.
Mou', the mouth.
Moudieworts, moles.
Muckle, v. meikle.
Muslin-kail, beefless broth.
Mutchkin, an English pint.
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