Definition of glaikit in English:



Northern English, Scottish
  • Stupid, foolish, or thoughtless.

    • ‘‘What a big stupid glaikit eejit,’ she'd think as some hefty big guy gave her the eye.’
    • ‘Everything, from the glaikit, Glaswegian characterisations to the physical comedy (more panto than farce), is tailored to the comic actor's public persona.’
    • ‘I express these concerns to Jamie who reassures me that looking glaikit is an essential part of the experience.’
    • ‘The young man, wearing a tweed jacket, pink shirt, green baseball cap, khaki trousers, tan trainers and a glaikit expression, seemed to think his loud exhortations were very clever indeed.’
    foolish, stupid, unintelligent, idiotic, brainless, mindless, witless, imbecilic, imbecile, doltish
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Late Middle English: related to Scots glaiks ‘tricks, pranks’.