Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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NEUKATYKE, n. A rough, shaggy shepherd's collie (Fif. 1825 Jam.); fig. a man who masters another easily in a quarrel (Ib.). Ib.:
He shook him like a neukatyke, i.e., as easily as a powerful collie does a small dog.

[Phs. a dog that lies in a corner of the room, in the chimney corner; from Neuk + Tyke.]

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