Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
MACKAINGIE, n. Also Mackingie (Sc. 1879 Stevenson Edinburgh (1889) 89). Obs. forms of the Sc. surname Mackenzie. Phrs. to gie or hae fair mackaingie, to give or have full scope, a free hand (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 111). [mɑ′kɪŋi]
Gsw. c.1800 Glasgow Past and Pres. (Pagan) III. 27:
Provost McKenzie and his brothers . . . were known in Glasgow in my early days only by the surname pronounced “McKingie”, or “McKeengie”; indeed the whole clan were so named at that time. As English pronunciation gradually came to be fashionable in Glasgow, . . . “McKenzie” soon became general. Gregor:
Gee me fair mackaingie o't, an' a'll dee't ringin'.
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