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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FAGGOT, n. Sc. usages: a term of abuse, gen. applied to a woman or a child, implying clumsiness (Abd.7 1925), slatternliness (Fif. 1909 Colville 135; Arg. Ib. 182, Arg.3, Bwk.3 1951) or exasperating behaviour (Abd.15 1880; Rnf. a.1900, Bnff., Abd., Ags., Per., Fif., Kcb., Dmf. 1950).Sc. 1843 Lord Cockburn Circuit Journeys (1889) 190:
A band of horrible women, — real Glasgow faggots, — incorrigible devils were sent to Botany in a batch.
Ags. 1890 A. Lowson J. Guidfellow xi.:
I kent fine 'at the auld faggot was carryin' on wi' that kind o' tamfoolery.

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