Word of the Week

dillion:  (pronounced dull-yin)
A child’s term for a single hard blow, often inflicted with the head:

“Big McConnell gied um a dillion.”

The word is also in wider use to mean anything exceptionally good:

“Ah’m getting a mountain bike for ma birthday an it’s a pure dillion!”

Hear it.

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13 responses to “Word of the Week

  1. Have to admit…this has become my new addiction. I love to hear your voice. I may start spicing up my own speech with a few of your WotWs.

  2. I didn’t know that one….Now I know you are busy making lists of what to pack for your trip but have you started making one for all the stuff you’re going to bring back yet??

  3. Cool! I love this! I have never read one of your WotW posts before. I am now backtracking to see what other strange and new words I have missed!

  4. Is a dillion kind of like a doosy?

  5. So this was presumably a word often heard after Zidane’s sending off in the last World Cup.

  6. ‘Pure Dead Brilliant’ is also an expression I hear a lot of to denote something extra special. I love the way that rolls off ones tongue.

  7. anglophilefootballfanatic

    Love it! As always.

  8. Ha Pure Dead Brilliant is the name of my wordpress blog that I haven’t done anything with yet.

    Is Dillion like a Glasgow Kiss as well?

  9. Thanks for the translation Hil, yeah, I would have to say “dillion” is like saying doozy.

  10. I’ve been meaning to ask you – do your boys have accents or do they sound completely American?

  11. Word of the Week is the highlight of my week. I just love listening to your accent. And the things I’m learning!! I hope you have a wonderful time in Scotland visiting the family.

  12. Most excellent! I’ll be checking back with you next week for another word…..

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