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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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HUNDGE, v. Also hundg; honds (Jak.). To drive or chase away (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., Sh. 1957). Hence hundgie, n., a dog. [hʌndʒ]Sh. 1932 J. Saxby Trad. Lore 196:
“Hundgie” is another name for our dear four-footed friend . . . To hundge was to drive out as a dog does with noise and violence.

[Hund, v. + Sh. -s ending. Cf. also Norw. hundse, to treat like a dog.]

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