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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GIRN-AGAIN, n.comb. “A peevish ill-humoured person” (Cld. 1825 Jam.). Also used attrib.Sc. 1706 J. Watson Choice Coll. i. 9:
And there will be Girn-again Gibbie and his glaked Wife Jeanie Bell.

[Girn, v.1, 2. (1) + again.]

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