Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DANCIE, n. A dancing-master (Bnff.2, Abd.9, Fif.10, Lnk.3 1939). Used attrib. with personal name in quots. Ags. 1872 J. Kennedy Jock Craufurt 45:
Till fient the one o' me could tell But it was Dancie Neil himsel'.
Ags.17 1939:
Dancie Neil of Forfar taught the Queen to dance when she was a little girl.

[For similar use of suff. -ie to denote trade or profession, cf. Clockie, Coachie, etc.]

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