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!”
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.
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??
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!
Is a dillion kind of like a doosy?
So this was presumably a word often heard after Zidane’s sending off in the last World Cup.
‘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.
Love it! As always.
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?
Thanks for the translation Hil, yeah, I would have to say “dillion” is like saying doozy.
I’ve been meaning to ask you – do your boys have accents or do they sound completely American?
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.
Most excellent! I’ll be checking back with you next week for another word…..