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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).

OGERHUNCH, n. Also ogarhunsh, ogerhons, ogre-, oagarhiunse. An odd-looking, ugly, loathsome, or frightful creature, a bat (Sh. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XII. 157, 1908 Jak. (1928), 1914 Angus Gl.), a weakly, partly-deformed person (Jak.).

[Orig. obscure.]

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"Ogerhunch n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Sep 2022 <>



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