Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Mar 21 18:31:49 UTC 2001

"Conceited pants"???

--On Wednesday, March 21, 2001 1:19 PM -0500 "Douglas G. Wilson"
<douglas at NB.NET> wrote:

>> And does anyone know 'brigady' (various spellings are found)?
> I used to hear "briggity britches" occasionally years ago. I assumed this
> to be an alteration of "biggity" (which I thought was standard, but which
> the dictionaries localize). Haven't heard either for a while as I recall.
> Is this the same? My little Scots dictionary shows "bigsie" with similar
> sense ("conceited").

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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