Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†HARRY HURCHEON, n.comb. Also harie hutcheon (n.Sc. 1808 Jam.). A n.Sc. name for the dance Curcuddie, q.v. Cf. Hirtch, v., 2.
n.Sc. 1847 R. Chambers Pop. Rhymes 274–5:
This [Curcuddie] is a grotesque kind of dance, performed in a shortened posture, sitting on one's hams, with arms akimbo, the dancers forming a circle of independent figures. . . . The game is called Harry Hurcheon in the north of Scotland.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Harry hurcheon n. comb.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 Sep 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/harry_hurcheon>
Try an Advanced Search