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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

HAGGERSHANK, adj. Stingy, mean. “A very common word in Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, c.1880, but never heard now” (Abd.6 1913).

[Prob. from Hogger, n., 2., hoard, + Shank, a stocking-leg.]

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