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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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PEEDGIE, n. Also peachie (Inv. 1948 Football Times (11 Sept.); Nai. 1958), peegee (Inv. 1952 Daily Mail (5 April)). A small glass marble (Rs. 1910; Mry. 1930, Inv. 1948); also with alternative dim. ending peedgack, peechack, (i) id. (Nai. 1929; Inv. 1948); (ii) also applied to a very small person or thing (Inv. 1948).

[Prob. a deriv. of Pea, but the exact formation is not explained.]

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"Peedgie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 May 2024 <>



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