Orkney-English results

pit verb (past tense pat, pot, past participle pitten) put
  • tae pit mad to make angry
  • tae pit at to annoy  ☞ “That pits at me”
  • pit fur send for  ☞ “Pit fur the doctor at wance”  ☞ “Pit in thee hand noo” “an invitation to start helping oneself” (e.g. at a supper table)
  • pit on to make an excuse; pretend
  • pitten past participle put (A pupil noticed another pupil’s mistake and allegedly said to the teacher “He’s gin and pitten pitten whar he should hiv pitten put”)
  • pitten aboot upset or flustered
  • pitten tae • teu-pitten put to (