Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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JESSIE, n. Sc. usage: a contemptuous expression for an effeminate man. Gen.Sc. Also Jessie Ann (Abd.21 c.1920; ne.Sc., Ags. 1959), Jessie Bell (Ags.18 1959), Jessie Fisher (Kcd., Ags., Per. 1959). Cf. Katie and Jenny, n.1, 2. Lnk. 1923  G. Blake Mince Collop Close 20:
He was a big Jessie, but . . . she liked him.
Gsw. 1958  C. Hanley Dancing in the Streets 68:
A boy in the class who wore an expensive blazer and had curly hair and a transparent complexion and talked like a jessie, and maybe he was a jessie.

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