Words and Phrases



tidy up; empty or clear out

Alternative spelling/meaning:

  • redd the hoose = tidy the house
  • redd frae = rescue from

In Literature:

Excerpt from Phemios and Medon by Michael Longley

Go out and sit in the haggard
away from the massacre,
you and the well-spoken poet,
while I redd the house

Excerpt from The Barn Dance by WD Cock

Hey! For the music o’ Baldy Bain’s fiddle!
Redd up the barn an we’ll gie ye a reel

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