Words and Phrases
oxter (noun or verb)

“oxter (noun or verb)”


the armpit; to help a person along by supporting them under the armpits

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In Literature:

Excerpt from Luk See Heer - Tha Pig Fermer by Wilbert Magill

Then Luk See oxter-cogg’d tha man
an stud him up again tha wau

Excerpt from The Bushside Letters by John McFall a.k.a. The Aul Han

A confess tae a sneakin’ regard for the fermer…
especially whan he hez tae go intae the oxters in a lint dam

Excerpt from The Simmer Fair by Samuel Thomson

There Rabin oxters up his Jean,
that’s now as grey’s a rat

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