Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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OSHEN, n. A mean person (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 368), a small, insignificant person. Ayr. a.1838 Jam. MSS. X. 229:
A wee oshin.

[Phs. an extended use of a notion, with wrong division of the words.]

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