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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).

KNACKDAGGEREL, n. A dirty, matted tuft or clump of hair.Per. 1953:
I saw the dug an' said, “Ye canna show yon beast wi' a' thae knackdaggerels on it,” and he gruppit his shears an' clippit aff the matted hair an' trimmed its lugs.

[A nonce formation based on Knockdodgel, Knapdarloch.]

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"Knackdaggerel n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 24 Sep 2022 <>



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