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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Maggie, n. [Hypocoristic form of the girl's name Margaret. Cf. Meg.] A (? rustic, ? hoydenish, ? trollopy or sluttish) girl. — 1603 Philotus cxxxvi.
Ȝe trowit to get ane burd of blisse, To haue ane of thir Maggies

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