Definition of glaikit in English:



Scottish, Northern English
  • Stupid, foolish, or thoughtless.

    • ‘‘What a big stupid glaikit eejit,’ she'd think as some hefty big guy gave her the eye.’
    • ‘The young man, wearing a tweed jacket, pink shirt, green baseball cap, khaki trousers, tan trainers and a glaikit expression, seemed to think his loud exhortations were very clever indeed.’
    • ‘Everything, from the glaikit, Glaswegian characterisations to the physical comedy (more panto than farce), is tailored to the comic actor's public persona.’
    • ‘I express these concerns to Jamie who reassures me that looking glaikit is an essential part of the experience.’
    foolish, stupid, unintelligent, idiotic, brainless, mindless, witless, imbecilic, imbecile, doltish


Late Middle English related to Scots glaiks ‘tricks, pranks’.