Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CHACK, Chak, Check, n.3 A snack; a casual, slight or hurried meal (Fif.10, Arg.1, Lnk.3 1939). Gen.Sc. [tʃɑk] Sc. 1818 Scott Rob Roy xxiv.:
Come back and take part o' his family-chack, at ane preceesely — there wad be a leg o' mutton, and, it might be, a tup's head.
Per. 1857 J. Stewart Sketches p. lxxiii.:
She [the Duchess of Atholl] is going to give her Majesty [Queen Victoria] a “chack o' meat” on the green before the door.
em.Sc. 1913 J. Black Gloamin' Glints 154:
Come in, callans, and get a chack o' breid an' cheese.
Ayr. 1826 Galt Last of the Lairds 345:
But ye'll stop and tak a check o' dinner with me.
Kcb. 1898 T. Murray Frae the Heather 100:
Hied hame for a cup and a chak.

Comb.: deid-chack, see Deid, IV.

[From Chack, v.2, q.v.]

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