Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LINGIE, n. Sc. variant form of Eng. lingo. in the sense of a long, rambling story, a rigmarole (ne.Sc., Fif., Dmf. 1961). [′lɪŋgi] Abd. 1913  D. Scott Stories 53:
Fin A heard the lang lingie A began ta think A micht manage withoot the intment.
Kcd. 1956  Mearns Leader (3 Aug.):
Efter he'd gotten the lingie o' a story aboot the mishanter she got wi' her lum.

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