ca' or caa (pronounced caw)
Ca' means the same as call (in all its senses).
Ca' also means to drive or propel.
To ca' canny means to be cautious or take care.
Ca' canny along this road.
To ca' the feet frae someone is to send them sprawling.
caber (rhymes with labour)
A caber is a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland Games. The caber must be thrown so that it lands away from the thrower and on its heavy end.
The sport of throwing cabers in competition is known as tossing the caber.
The word comes from Gaelic cabar a pole.
Caddis is a Northeastern word for fluff, especially the kind which accumulates under a bed.
A cadger is a person who travels from place to place buying and selling goods, especially fish.
A cadger is also a carrier of goods.
cadie (rhymes with lady)
In Central Scotland a man's flat cap is sometimes referred to as a cadie.
cahoutchie or cahoochy (pronounced ka-hootch-ee)
Cahoutchie is an old-fashioned word for rubber.
The word is adapted from the French word for rubber caoutchouc.
cailleach (pronounced kale-yaCH or kal-yaCH)
In North and West Scotland a cailleach is an old woman.
My memory of her is of a vague chain-smoking cailleach in eccentric garb and heavy henna.
The word is Gaelic.
- A cairt is a cart.
- A cairt is also a playing card.