Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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KEBBIE, n. A stick or staff with a hooked end (Rxb. 1825 Jam.); a rough walking stick. Also kebbie-stick, id. Cf. Kibbling. Sc. 1816 Scott O. Mortality xiv.:
Ane o' them was gaun to strike my mither wi' the side o' his broadsword — So I got up my kebbie at them, and said I wad gi'e them as gude.

[Orig. doubtful. Cf. O.N. keppr, club, cudgel and Eng. dial. Kibble, a hooked stick.]

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