Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FUGGLE, n. Also feug(g)il, feugle, †figgle. [′f(j)ugəl, ′f(j)ʌg-]

1. A small truss or bundle of any soft material as hay, straw, grass, rags, etc. esp. one twisted to stop up a hole (Abd. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl., figgle; ne.Sc., Ags. 1953). Bnff. 1866  Gregor D. Bnff. 46:
He stappit the broken lozen wee a feuggil o' cloots.

2. An unburnt plug of tobacco in a pipe, the dottle (Bnff.3 1910; Abd.14 1915). ne.Sc. 1916  Old Song in T.S.D.C. II.:
O mony a time hae I been fou, But I never set fire to my fuggle till noo.

3. The core of a boil (Ib.). Cf. Dottle, n.1, 5. and 2. above.

[Dim. form of *fug. Cf. Norw. dial. fugge, a small bundle, truss.]

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"Fuggle n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Feb 2019 <>



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