Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GALDROCH, n., adj.

I. n. “A greedy, long-necked, ill-shaped person” (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 217).

II. adj. “Ill-favoured, haggard” (Kcb.4 1900).

[Origin doubtful: ? Gael. galarach, Ir. galrach, adj., sickly, diseased, with intrusive d.]

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