Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LEGGUMS, Also -ins. Sc. forms of Eng. leggings (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., leggims; Lth. 1926 Wilson Cent. Scot. 252, Ags., Per., Bwk., s.Sc. 1960). [′lɛgəmz] Rxb. 1808  Farmer's Mag. (June) 150:
A pair of strong leather leggums, to keep the legs and feet dry, when working in wet soil.
Rxb. 1925  E. C. Smith Mang Howes 23:
The motor dreiver, trig in eis ticht leggums.

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"Leggums n. pl.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 May 2019 <>



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