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Gowk

April 1st

In April ye micht 'Hunt the Gowk'?
Dae ye hae a favourite pliskie?

The Dictionary of the Scots Language his entries on 'gowk' and 'hunt the gowk'

Gowk means 'cuckoo' and 'fool' in Scots. 
Aw pliskies hae tae be played afore noon.
If ye war latchie, bairns wid cry:

'The day o the gowk's gane
Noo ye're the gowk an A'm nane.'

 

The online Dictionary of the Scots Language his some examples o the wird in context sic as:

http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/snds1808

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