the unco guid

the unco guid

strictly religious and moralistic people - Scottish, chiefly derogatory

Unco, a Scottish alteration of uncouth, means remarkably or extremely while guid is the Scottish form of good. The expression comes from Robert Burns's Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous (1787) and it generally carries an implicit charge of hypocrisy.

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