Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
¶GRADUWA, -AWA, n. A graduate, specif. in medicine, a qualified doctor. Used only by Galt. [′grɑdəwɑ]
Ayr. 1823 Galt Entail lxx.:
'Deed, my lad, an ye gang on in that deleerit manner, I'll no only gie you a bed, but send baith for a doctor and a gradawa, that your head may be shaved, and a' proper remedies . . . gotten. Ayr. 1826 Galt Lairds xi.:
For mair than a month he was thought beyont the power o' a graduwa.
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