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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).

MORTAGIOUS, adj. Very drunk (Fif. 1912 D. Rorie Mining Folk 406). See Miraculous, and Mortal, I., 3. and cf. Eng. dial. mortacious, very, exceedingly.

[A jocular conflation of mortal + contagious or some sim. word.]

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"Mortagious adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 27 Sep 2022 <>



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