Words and Phrases



incompetent; useless

In Literature:

Excerpt from Water Quail by James Fenton

A thaveless, loast flaffin next naewhur,
lang legs hingin silly

Excerpt from Larne Hirin' Fair by John Clifford

Of coorse their’s ither thaveless bein’s,
saft, hairmless, feckless doits - the lea’ins.
They’re happy hokin’ in a sheugh
or dungin’ byres, or somethin’ rugh

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