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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

CUTTAG, n. Cf. Cutty, n., 1.

1. “Applied to a sturdy, middle-sized woman” (Cai.8 1934; Cai.7 1941).

2. “A term of reproach for a girl” (Cai. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.); “a term of abuse applied to a girl when naughty” (Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 70).

[Gael. cutag, a little dumpy female, prob. borrowed from Sc. Cutty.]

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