Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
MEET, adj. Sc. †usage: Close-fitting, tight, of exact dimensions. Obs. early in Eng. but surviving in Sc. and ballad usage.
Combs.: 1. meet-bodied, tightly fitted to the figure; 2. meet-coat, a fitted coat; 3. meet-marrows, an exact likeness or replica. See Marrow.
Sc. 1737 Ramsay T.-T. Misc. (1876) II. 119:
There's no room at my side, Marg'ret, My coffin's made so meet. 1. Slg. 1727 Burgh Rec. Slg. (1899) 200:
They will allow him [the town's piper] a meet bodied coat with the towns livery thereon. 2. Sc. 1825 Jam.:
Meet-coat. A term used by old people for a coat that is exactly meet for the size of the body, as distinguished from a long coat. 3. Abd. 1900 Abd. Wkly. Free Press (1 Dec.):
When the finished production was sent home . . . Aunty Ann pronounced it the very meet-marrows of the one she had held so long in loving memory.
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