Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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PEEDGIE, n. Also peachie (Inv. 1948 Football Times (11 Sept.); Nai. 1958). 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 12 May 2021 <>



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