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ENEUCH, ENEUGH, adj., adv. Gen.Sc. forms of Eng. enough. Also en(y)uch; enooch; eno(u)ch; enugh; ¶enaugh (Lnk.1877 W. McHutchison Poems 175); ¶enought (Edb. 1773 R. Fergusson Poems (1925) 49). See Aneuch for a- forms separately illustrated. [ən′jɔx Sh., Cai.; ɪn′jux ne.Sc., Ags.; ɪn′jʌx em.Sc.(a); ən′jux em., sm.Sc.; ən′jux(ʍ) s.Sc. The [j] is sometimes omitted. See P.L.D. §§ 35.6, 86, 119.1.] Sc. 1724  Ramsay Evergreen II. 234:
Ye haif deivt our Lugs mair than enuch.
Ayr. 1786  Burns Ep. to J. Lapraik xiv.:
That would be lear eneugh for me.
Sc. 1818  Scott H. Midlothian v.:
Ay, ye need say nae mair about it; . . . there's eneugh said.
Dwn. 1888  W. G. Lyttle Betsy Gray iii.:
“Ye hae got eneuch, the noo,” she urged.
Sh. 1899  J. Spence Folk-Lore 241:
I mind dat weel enouch, an' fur my pairt, I widna gaeng oot ower da door da day.
Dmf. 1912  A. Anderson “Surfaceman's” Later Poems 188:
To hear them at it is eneuch To pit what hair ane has on en'.
wm.Sc. 1927  Scots Mag. (Dec.) 217:
The roses noo are scattered far eneuch.

[O.Sc. has eneuch, enewch, enuch, id., from 1420; O.E.ȝenōȝ.]

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