Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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AFFGO, n. (See also Offgo.) Gen.Sc. [′ɑfgo]

1. Start, outset. Sh. 1931 4 :
He did weel at da bisness fir an affgo.
Ags. 1931 1 :
He's gotten a guid affgo at onyrate.
em.Sc. 1896  (a) I. Maclaren K. Carnegie 305:
He's plainer an' easier tae follow than he wes at the affgo.
Ayr. 1931 5 :
He was geyan gleg at the affgo.

2. Bout, round, “go” Abd. 1931 9 :
Benjie managed it at the first affgo.
Ags. 1897  F. Mackenzie Sprays North. Pine i. 24:
I'm no' to dee at this aff-go yet, Bell.

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"Affgo n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Jun 2019 <>



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