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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).

BEASTAG-AN, n. “Term of endearment” (Cai. 1914 D.G.H. in T.S.D.C. I. 18). [′bistəgən]

[From Gael. biastag, a little beast, an insect + dim. termination an (MacLennan Eng.-Gael. Dict).]

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