Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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UNDECENT, adj. Also ondacent (Uls. 1953 Traynor), oondaicent (Bnff. 1924 Swatches o' Hamespun 15; Sh. 1973). Sc. forms of Eng. indecent (Kcb. 1721 Session Bk. Minnigaff (1939) 374; Edb. 1773 Fergusson Poems (S.T.S.) II. 119; Rnf. 1861 J. Barr Poems 108; Ayr. 1891 H. Johnston Kilmallie x.). Gen.Sc. See Un-, pref.

[O.Sc. undecent, 1581.]

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