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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

CRIBBAGE, Kribbage, n. “The person, the body of a person” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.); “a poor wretch, emaciated creature (person or animal)” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), kribbage).

[Phs. conn. with Norw. krybbe, a crib, manger, receptacle for food. The ending -age is obscure.]

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