Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BIDDIN(G), vbl.n.1 Invitation. Gen.Sc. Fif. 1894 J. W. M'Laren Tibbie and Tam 30:
Tibbie needed nae second bidding.

Combs.: (1) fiddler's biddin, “invitation at the last moment” (Abd.4 1929); (2) piper's biddin (see quot.). (2) Rxb. 1913 W. A. P. Johnman in Hawick Arch. Soc. 47:
The last to be asked to a convivial party was said to get a piper's “biddin” or invitation.

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