Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ILL-BREW, n. An unfavourable opinion (m.Lth., Kcb. 1958). See Broo, n.3 Lnk. a.1779  D. Graham Writings (1883) I. 20:
The Glasgow bailies had an illbrew o' the Hielanders, and were just dounricht wicked against onybody that had melled wi' the rebels.

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