Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
FEINGIE, v. Also feingyie, fenyie, †feinzie, †fenzie(-y), and curtailed form feng. Sc. forms of Eng. feign, to pretend (Mry.1 1925; Bnff., Abd.9 1946), to invent fictitiously, to fabricate. Ppl.adj. fenged, feigned, making a pretence, hypocritical (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.). [′feŋ(j)i]
Abd. c.1750 R. Forbes Ulysses' Answer in Sc. Poems (1785) 22:
Bat byde you yet; the King himsell Did fenzie Jove's command. Edb. 1772 R. Fergusson Poems (1925) 21:
Spae-wives fenzying to be dumb. Hdg. 1790 J. Mylne Poems 33:
Affected foplings feinzie shame Of ilka thing benorth the Tweed. Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xii.:
A bonny story to say that the peer innocent was feingyin' fan he tyeuk a drow. Ork. 1880 Dennison Sketch-Bk. 99:
I seurly t'ink, th'ure fairly gite, Co' Kit, i' fenyied swither. Bnff. 1924 Swatches o' Hamespun 42:
An' he fengs a dwaam fan a sang is sung. Abd. 1928 15 :
We begood to see he wis tryin tae feingie to haud him ongeen's til's skweel.
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