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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

CUT, n.2 Appetite.Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 35:
The herd-loon hiz a gey gueede cut.
Bnff.2 1941:
He has a gweed cut ony wye, for he has clawed oot a hale basin o' taatie-soop.

Comb.: cut-pock, gut-, cut-pyock, “properly the stomach of a fish” (n.Sc. 1808 Jam., cutpock); the stomach (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 35, cut-pyock; Bnff.8 1929, gut-).Abd. [1768] A. Ross Helenore (1778) 72:
Poor Bydby's wond'ring at ilk thing she saw, But wi' a hungry cut-pock for it a'. [1812 ed. has gutpock.]

[Variant of gut, vulgarly applied to the stomach as the seat of the appetite. For the interchange of c and g, cf. Clam and glam s.v. Glaum, v.1, Camrell and Gammerel, etc.]

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