Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
BAGGIE, Baggy, n.3
1. n. “A species of large minnow apparently from the rotundity of its shape” (Jam.5).
Rnf. 1914 3 :
“Baggies” was the word used for “minnows” in Glasgow. Ayr. 1910 1 ;
There were several kinds of small fish in the Irvine. One kind was called “baggies.” Rxb. c.1840 A. Michie in Hawick Arch. Socy. (1908) 76:
A favourite pastime with many was “gumping” for “baggies.”
2. Comb.: baggie-mennen(t), baggy-mennon, the same.
Sc. 1830 Wilson Noctes Amb. III. 48:
You beat the Major! You micht at baggy mennons, but he could gie you a stane-wecht at trouts or fish. Ayr. 1932 2 :
In Ayrshire (Irvine Valley) the compound baggie-minnen is always used. Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 46:
Baggie-mennen, -mennent, same [i.e. a species of minnow with large abdomen].
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