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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

AMAGGER, †AMAIGRE, adv. In spite (of). [ə′mɑgər]Bnff.2 1931:
I'll pit up the dyke faar I wint it amagger o' 'im (or, amagger o's neck).
Mearns 1822 G. Menzies Poems (1854) 136:
Though life's a kittle fecht o' will, The bard aft maks it kittler still, By knowin' gude, an' choosin' ill, O's neck amaigre.

[Cf. Mid.Eng. amaugrey, quot. in N.E.D. from Pecock (c.1449), “amaugrey his heed,” from O.Fr. à mal gré. See Maugre.]

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