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[meyst] /meɪst/
adjective, noun, adverb, Scot. and North England.
most. Unabridged
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  • It was unco low o'erhead, and I maist brak my head twice or thrice or I won to the doctor's cabin.

  • My father says whiles he's some feart they're no bein made the maist o'.'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • Whan I see a man that but minds me o' Him, my hert rises wi' a loup, as gien it wad 'maist lea' my body ahint it.

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • He was ane that middled with maist things in the parish, they said.

    Allison Bain Margaret Murray Robertson
  • In words of two and more syllables mar (mair) and mast (maist) also occur.

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • maist likely the auld ash-tree by the door has been stricken.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • I never heard them bring foret ony text but ane—the maist ridiculous hash 'at ever ye heard—to justifee 't.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • I wat weel how the world wags; he's best lik'd wha has maist bags.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • The maist of it was from a neighbour they caa'd Laurie Lapraik—a sly tod.

  • "maist lap the hool," what condensation in that Scotch phrase!

    Robert Burns Principal Shairp.
British Dictionary definitions for maist


a Scot word for most
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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