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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.

PUGGIE, n., v.

I. n. 1. The hole in a game of marbles into which the marbles are rolled (Ags., Fif., Bwk., Ayr. 1967); the bank, kitty, jackpot or pool in a game of cards or the like (Ags., wm.Sc. 1967).Gsw. 1985 Michael Munro The Patter 55:
puggie In card games the kitty is sometimes called the puggy: 'Right, who's no chipped in tae the puggy?'
Gsw. 1985 James Kelman A Chancer 71:
The dealer collected the 24, deducting 3 house-puggy which he folded and slid through a slot on the edge of the table. Okay lads, he called, there's twenty one quid to go; all or any part.
Ags. 1990s:
Puggie: n. a bank, "kitty" at cards.

2.  (1) a one-armed bandit or fruit machine; (2) a cash-dispenser. (1)Gsw. 1985 Michael Munro The Patter 55:
puggie ... The word is also used to mean a one-armed bandit or fruit machine, and I have also heard of it being used for an automatic cash-dispenser outside a bank: 'Ah just put ma kerd in your puggy an it swallied it!'
(2)Gsw. 1985 Michael Munro The Patter 55:
puggie ... The word is also used to mean a one-armed bandit or fruit machine, and I have also heard of it being used for an automatic cash-dispenser outside a bank: 'Ah just put ma kerd in your puggy an it swallied it!'
Per. 1993:
Ah'll have tae get money oot the puggie.
Edb. 2003:
Ah'm aye gaun tae the puggie tae tak oot money.

II. v. To roll a marble into a hole in a marble game such as Holie, Kypie, or Moshie (Edb., Ayr. 1967).

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