Date: Fri, 2 Dec 1994 15:19:59 EST


Subject: Brigidy

Growing up, I occasionally heard the word BRIGIDY. The context was always in

reference to women. For example:

A mother to young daughter misbehaving, "You're brigidy."

Over heard about my sister-in-law who is slim and trim at sixty years old,

wearing blue jeans and riding a horse. "She always was brigidy."

Finally, beleive it or not, "She has brigidy bumps." ??

I grew up in the Miami Valley in Ohio and twice moved to Franklin County in

Indiana just forty-five minutes from Ohio. Other than hearing brigidy

spoken by my mother, who is from Berea, Kentucky, all the other instances that

I have heard brigidy spoken have been in Eastern Kentucky where I presently

live. Has anyone heard brigidy? If so, from where and in what context?

Geraldine Carter

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky