Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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RAWNIS, n. A rough uncouth fellow. Abd. 1914 13 :
He's a muckle rawnis o' a cheel an' there's nae muckle in 'im bit he micht mak a nae ull man.

[Orig. unknown. Cf. Eng. dial. rawny, big, awkward, clumsy. The second syllable prob. represents the ending -Us.]

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