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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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ILL-DEREYT, adj. Untidy, carelessly dressed (Abd.4 1931).Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 87:
A'thing wiz unco ill-dereyt i' the hoose. He wiz weel eneuch claid, bit he wiz ill-dereyt amo' the sheen.

[Ill-, 4. + ppl.adj. from Deray.]

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