Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ILL-CANKERT, adj. Ill-natured, cantankerous, malevolent. Bwk. 1856  G. Henderson Pop. Rhymes 98:
Ill-canker't fiddle-doup, leaving ay her trail And slubbery o' filthy stuff, like a black snail.

[Ill-, 4. + Cankert.]

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