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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

KICHER, v.2, n.2 Also kigher, and reduplic. kich-kicher. [′kɪçer]

I. v. To titter, giggle, laugh in a restrained way (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Uls. 1953 Traynor; Sh., Abd., Kcd., Ags. 1960).Abd.31 1939:
Aul Geordie, he's feel, aye kich-kicherin awa tull imsel.

II. n. A titter, a stifled laugh (Abd., Ags. 1960).Abd.1 1941:
He gie'd a kicher o' a lauch.

[Imit. Cf. Ger. kichern, to titter.]

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