Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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WANFINE, n. A bad or unsatisfactory conclusion, an unprofitable ending, an ultimate loss (Ork. 1929 Marw.; Sh. 1973). [′wɑnfɑin] Sh. 1914  Angus Gl.:
If du doesna get dis dune very sjun, hit'll come ta wanfine.

[Wan-, pref., + fine, an end, conclusion. Cf. Fine, n.]

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