Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CURRIESHANG, CURRY-, CARRIE-, n. “Hot words between disputants” (Cai. 1911 John o' Groat Jnl. (10 Feb.); Cai.3 1939, carrie-; Cai.7 1941, currieshang(ie)); an uproar, commotion (Cai.9 1938, carrie-). Cai. 1907  D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 66:
First 'er wiz a sma' tit-tat, 'en 'ey cam tae a curryshang.

[Cur(rie)-, pref., + Shang(ie). Cf. Collieshangie.]

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