Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BRINKIE, Brinkum, n. “A comely person of a lively disposition” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 16). [′brɪŋki]

[Phs. from Brin, n.2, a beam, a flash, influenced by the following word.]

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