Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CARSACKIE, CARSECKIE, CURSECKIE, CORSACKIE, Cor'-secky, Corn-sacky, Kersecky, Kerseckie, Kirseckie, Kersikie, n. [′kɑr-, ′kʌr-, ′kɔr-, ′kɪr-, sɑk, sɛk, sɪk]
‡1. An overall, a pinafore; “a short blouse usually of striped cloth worn by labourers” (Ags.9 1926, carseckie; Rnf. c.1892 in Scotsman (4 Jan. 1912), kersikie; Ayr. c.1872 in Ib. (6 Jan.), curseckie); “a make of linen jacket worn at work, being pulled over the head and tied at the neck as required” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., curseckie; Arg.1 1929; w.Dmf. 1925 W. A. Scott in Trans. Dmf. and Gall. Antiq. Soc. 21, cor'-secky, corn-sacky). Known to Ags.17, Slg.3 (for Mry., e.Lth., Rnf., Ayr.), Lnk.3, Arg.1 1938.
Mry. 1912 A.F. in Scotsman (6 Jan.):
“It's far too wide; it's like a ‘kerseckie' on you,” she says, if a jacket or blouse happens to be made on the large side. Fif. 1887 “S. Tytler” Logie Town I. iv.:
I have not altogether fixed on the check for the boys' kirseckies. Edb. 1912 “Anither Auld Scot” in Scotsman (4 Jan.):
“Corsackie” . . . was a man's outdoor summer jacket or blouse, made of loosely woven cotton light sackcloth. Ayr. 1887 J. Service Dr Duguid 171:
They had on a coorse kind of carsackie owre their claes. Rxb. 1920 Kelso Chron. (18 June):
A small slight boy of 12, whose one prominent article of clothes was a “kersecky” — possibly out of fashion now.
†2. “A bedgown, worn by females” (Fif. 1825 Jam.2).[? Mid.Du. kasack(e), cloak, linen garment, worn by men or women (Kilian), It. casacca, Fr. casaque, Ger. kasack, of uncertain origin. The r of the first element is perhaps to be accounted for by association with Eng. kersey, coarse woollen cloth (O.Sc. carsay, cairsay).]
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