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addaword.gifdefinition of feartie

a Scottish word meaning someone who is scared without good reason; a scaredy-cat
With all the inevitability of a Greek tragedy, the Fifeshire feartie was consumed by his one flaw.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/08/2014 10:57:00
Definition of feartie from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online


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