Definition of oxter in English:


Pronunciation /ˈäkstər/ /ˈɑkstər/


Scottish, Northern English
  • A person's armpit.

    ‘The waft of an autumnal Scottish breeze over your thighs, under your oxters or across your belly button can be as refreshing for the mind as it is for the body.’
    • ‘The place was awash with yellow anoraks, smelly oxters and hairy legs.’
    • ‘Indeed, he's up to his oxters in them at the moment.’
    • ‘One dose can dry up wet smelly oxters for as long as a year, say proponents.’
    • ‘Walking along a corridor in the office, I pass a member of our IT support team and I am struck by the hugely unpleasant whiff of undeodorised oxter.’


Old English ōhsta, ōxta.