Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ILL-GOTTEN, adj. Illegitimate, born out of wedlock (Sh., Ags., Kcb. 1958). Lnk. a.1779  D. Graham Writings (1883)II. 32:
Wae be to thee an' that ill-gotten gett o' thine.
Abd. 1826  D. Anderson Poems 105:
We would see ill-gotten geets As rare's they used to be.
Ags. 1880  J. E. Watt Poet. Sk. 75:
Some hundreds o' ill-gotten, unchristened weans.

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