Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SHANGIE, n.2 Also shangy. A row, disturbance, fracas, quarrel, fight, scrimmage (Sc. 1904 E.D.D., Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Bnff., Abd., w.Lth. Lnk. 1970); a practical joke (Watson). [′ʃɑŋi] Kcd. 1900  W. Macgillivray Glengoyne I. ii.:
There wis like to be a shangy about that.
Abd. 1916  G. Abel Wylins 76:
Aff to trainin' for the shangie! Lat them see ye're nae a coord.

[A reduced form of Collieshangie, q.v. in Suppl.]

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