Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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CROOCHIE PROOCHLES, n. comb. “Discomfort from sitting in a cramped position; fig. restlessness, fidgetiness” (Abd.21 c.1923). [′kruçi ′pruçəlz]Abd.12 1923:
My sister knows of its use in North-east Kincardine, and has heard it in Aberdeen. A friend describes the sensation of return to the office stool after holiday in the open thus: “I am suffering from an attack of croochie-proochles, and it will be some time before I get over it.”
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