Laughable or amusing through foolishness or a foolish appearance. (chiefly Scotland, obsolete) Blessed, particularly: (now chiefly Scotland and Northern England, rare) Pitiful, inspiring compassion, particularly: (now rural Britain, rare) Simple, plain, particularly: Mentally simple, foolish, particularly: (cricket, of a fielding position) Very close to the batsman, facing the bowler; closer than short. (now regional or colloquial) Sillily: in a silly manner. (colloquial) A silly person. (endearing, gently derogatory) A term of address. (colloquial) A mistake.