Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FITAKALEERIE, n. “A dance performed in a sitting posture with ale-cog in hand” (Ork. 1922 J. Firth Reminisc. 151). Cf. Fittygomash. [′fɪtəkə′li:ri]

[From Fit, n.1, v.1 + fanciful ending. Cf. Whigmaleerie, Heeligoleerie.]

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