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mamya

2nd October 2009, 23:48
Does anyone know the meaning of the word FORKY
best I can find is forked, but feel it may be a dialect thing or even scots??
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harrhy

3rd October 2009, 00:01
If you do an advanced book search on Google Books
http://books.google.co.uk
putting the word dictionary in the title field and Forky in on the top line then you get to look up the word in loads of dictionaries.
Unfortunately in the Concise Scots Dictionary it says:
Forky adj Meaning obscure
I didn't check the whole list!
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harrhy

3rd October 2009, 00:06
Going further down the list I found
Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish language
which defines Forky as Strong
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mamya

3rd October 2009, 00:17
Thankyou Harrhy

M
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the joker

3rd October 2009, 04:19
Hi Mamya
Re FORKY
Try MEMIDEX on line
Gives FORKY(adj) as resembling a fork,divided/separated into two branches.
Synonyms include bifurcate,prongy plus a few others.
Does this suit your purposes or are you looking for another meaning altogether?
Regards
Joker
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mamya

3rd October 2009, 11:34
Thankyou too The joker, nothing too
specific just wondered if I was missing
anything obvious.

M
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celadon

3rd October 2009, 12:32
Hi M,

It is in websters as :- Opening into two or more parts or shoots; forked; furcated. "forky tongues" Pope.

regards

Celadon.
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mamya

3rd October 2009, 12:48
Thankyou too Celadon
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suziem

3rd October 2009, 15:04
Hi Mamya
I have heard Forky or Forky-tail used to decribe an earwig in Scots dialect - mainly northern Scotland, if that's any help.

Cheers
S
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mamya

3rd October 2009, 15:13
Thats the clincher SuzieM

M♥
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