Where does the saying it’s Baltic come from?

Where does the phrase Baltic come from?

From Latin Balticus, from Latin Balthae (“dwellers near the Baltic sea”). The ultimate origin is uncertain, but possibilities are: From North Germanic *baltaz (“straight”), in reference to the narrow entranceway of the sea.

What does the phrase Baltic mean?

1 : of or relating to the Baltic Sea or to the states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. 2 : of or relating to a branch of the Indo-European language family containing Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian — see Indo-European Languages Table.

Is Baltic a Scottish word?

Baltic – What it usually means: Relating to the Baltic Sea or the region surrounding it. Meaning in Glasgow: It’s frozen.

What does Baltic mean in Ireland?

adjective. Scottish English Irish English informal. /ˈbɔːl.tɪk/ us/ˈbɔːl.tɪk/ very cold: It’s baltic outside.

Is Baltic a real word?

of, near, or on the Baltic Sea. of or relating to the Baltic States. of or relating to a group of languages, as Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian, that constitute a branch of the Indo-European family.

Is the Baltic Sea cold?

Baltic Sea isn’t exactly warm ever, even though sheltered small bays may get quite warm in the late summer. The locals swim in the Baltic Sea, but it may be quite chilly, if you expect it to be warm in any sense.

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What does Diddy mean in Scotland?

In Scotland, ‘Diddy’ means: a female breast. “The gobshite shouted ‘Show us yer diddies’, so I kicked him in the shins.”

Why do Scottish people say Baltic?

Baltic – What it usually means: Relating to the Baltic Sea or the region surrounding it. Meaning in Glasgow: It’s frozen.

What does Wee Barra mean?

In Glasgow-speak a ‘Wee Barra’ is usually used to refer to a small person who people like, Bobby Collins might not have been liked by all, and certainly not by all opponents or opposition fans. But he was the type of player you wanted on your team.

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