Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CHEENY, Cheenie, Cheenae, n. [′tʃinə, ′tʃini Sc., but m.Sc. + ′tʃin]
1. Gen.Sc. (except I.Sc.) forms of St.Eng. china, used as in Eng. Also attrib.
Sc. 1929 M. P. Roy in Scots Mag. (Oct.) 8:
They were handless besoms that smashed a' the guid cheeny. Ags.(D) 1894 J. B. Salmond My Man Sandy (1899) v.:
Mistress Mikaver had oot her mither's cheenie, an' a braw tablecloth. Lnk. 1923 G. Rae 'Mang Lowland Hills 56:
A snaw-white cloutie spreadit squarely Ootower the cheenae plate.
2. “A boys' china marble” (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.; Abd.9, Kcb.1 1939). Also found in Eng. dial. (E.D.D.).
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