Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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COACHIE, n. “A coachman” (Bnff.9 c.1927). [′kotʃ] Ags. 1925 Forfar Dispatch (6 Aug.) 215:
Speakin' aboot taxies minds me o' a guid joke Jeem wis tellin's the ither nicht aboot Tammy Johnson, the auld coachie.

[The suff. -ie is frquently used to indicate “one connected with, one who deals in.” Cf. Clockie, a clockmaker, etc.]

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