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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KARRIEWHITCHIT, n. A term of endearment for a child or young animal (Ags. 1808 Jam.; Abd.30 1959, of a cat). [kəre′ʍɪ̢tʃət]Abd.31 1950:
Of a kitten — “Sic a dear little karriewhitchit o' a crater.”

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