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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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HAGGARD, n.2 An opprobrious epithet for a butcher.Rnf. 1813 G. MacIndoe Wandering Muse 171:
Was the sow, when growin auld, To the ruthless butcher sauld? Durst the haggards be sae bauld!

[Prob. a nonce-formation from Hag, v.1, (cf. hag-wife, ib.), + -ard, agent suffix.]

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