Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CAIRRY-ON, CARRY-ON, n. comb. Unseemly behaviour; fuss, to-do. Cf. colloq. Eng. carryings-on. [ker-, kɛr-] Mearns 1934  “L. G. Gibbon” Grey Granite I. 35:
You'd stopped from that daft carry-on at once . . . weeping like a fool over something as common as kale.
Fif. 1938 10 :
Sic a cairry-on! An' a' aboot naethin'.

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