Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GAAVE, n. A large village (Rxb. (Yetholm) c.1920; Rxb.5 1945). Gipsy. Gall. 1906 A. McCormick Tinkler-Gypsies, App. xxiii.:
A chan gaave is a bad wee town.

[Romany gav, a village.]

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