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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GOOGLE, v. To deceive (Slg. 1916 T.S.D.C. II.), to hoodwink. [gu:gl]Gall. 1901 Trotter Gall. Gossip 195:
He ey made an awfu fuss ower young widdas, . . . an gat mony a dram an mony a drink o' milk wi the googlin tongue an face o' him.
Abd. 1922 Swatches o' Hamespun 66:
“Gey bein' bonnie an' weel likit,” quo' she, tyauvin her harns tae google him.

[Phs. from Goggle(s), q.v., with altered vowel, used as a v.]

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