Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DA'KEITH, n. In phrs.: (1) a neevefu' o' clean da'keith meal, “a dirty trick” (Rxb. 1916 T.S.D.C. II.); (2) ti be clean Da'keith for, “to be too clever for (a person)” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). [dɑ′kiθ]

[From Dalkeith, in Midlothian.]

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