Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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COCKIE LEEKIE, Cock-a-leekie, Cockileeky, n. comb. Soup, made gen. of a fowl boiled with leeks. Other vegetables may be added. The term is now in gen. use in Eng. [′kɔkɪ′liki, ′kɔka′liki] Bnff. 1905 A. I. Shand Days of the Past vi.:
You began with cock-a-leekie, hotchpotch, or the barley broth of which Dr Johnson declared he cared not how soon he ate of it again.
Per. 1737 Ochtertyre House Booke of Accomps (1907) 6:
19 Jan.: Dinner cockie leekie fowlls in it.
s.Sc. c.1830 T. Wilkie in Proc. Bwk. Nat. Club (1916) 111:
The fastrense'en supper is cockilecky.

Cockie leekie n. comb.

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