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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DILLAGATE, DELAGAT, n. Obs. Sc. forms of Eng. delicate, in its poet. sense of a delicacy (Fif. 1825 Jam.2).Ib., MS. Poem:
The greatest dillagate ava' Was sandells fried wi' bacon.

[O.Sc. has diligate(e), as above, 16th cent., as well as the more common delicat(e).]

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"Dillagate n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Oct 2023 <>



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