Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HOLSIE-JOLSIE, n. A confused mass of different sorts of food, pigs' swill, etc. (Rxb. 1825 Jam.).

[A reduplic. formation, phs. based on Houster, Eng. dial. holster, to gather together, hustle, and Jolster, q.v.]

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