Scaffies Doric Scottish Word


Scaffie is a word common around Scotland and is often also spelt Scaffy. Scaffies translate from Doric to refuse and rubbish collectors, be they dustmen or women. The word origins are from the collection of garbage throughout the years when road sweepers and binmen were called scavengers. Through the decades this has been shortened and translated through Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to Scaffies.




Scaffies Doric Scottish Word for Road Refuse Rubbish Collectors and Sweepers


The translation can also apply to the bucket or wheelie bin.


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