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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

GEGGER, GAGGER, n., v.

I. n. An under-lip, esp. one that protrudes (Per. 1825 Jam.). Also used attrib.Ags. 1816 G. Beattie John o' Arnha' (1826) 37:
The gagger lip o' Card'nal Beaton.

Phr.: to hing the geggers. “to let the under-lip fall, to be chopfallen” (Per. 1825 Jam.).

II. v. To cause (the lip) to project or swell up (E.D.D.). Cf. Gag, v.2Sc. 1900 E.D.D.:
A blow on the mouth would gagger the lip.

[Cf. Norw. dial. gag, gag(a)r, bent back, and obs. Eng. gag-tooth, projecting tooth.]

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