Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CRAPPIT HEIDS, —HEADS, n. comb. “The heads of haddocks stuffed with a pudding made of the roe, oatmeal and spiceries; formerly a common accompaniment of fish and sauce in Scot.” (Sc. 1808 Jam., crappit-heads; Bnff.2, Ags.17, Fif.10, Slg.3 1940). E.D.D. Suppl. (1905) gives cropped-head for Cai. Sc. 1815  Scott Guy M. xxxii.:
I gae a look to making the friar's chicken mysell, and to the crappit-heads too.
Sc. 1904  A. Geikie Sc. Reminisc. 191:
White and black puddings, now almost entirely banished, still maintained their place, together with “crappit heads,” “singed sheep's head,” and sundry other national dishes.
Abd. 1868  G. Macdonald R. Falconer I. ii.:
Rin up to Miss Naper's upo' the Squaur, and say . . . I wad be sair obleeged till her gin she wad len' me that fine receipt o' hers for crappit heids.

[From Crap, v.]

Crappit heids n. comb.

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