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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RAGBILD, n. Also ragbelt, ragapelt (Jak.).

1. A ragged person, an idle good-for-nothing (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1908 Jak. (1928), 1914 Angus Gl., Sh. 1967).

2. A lad in his early teens, a hobbledehoy, hence by extension, a year-old pig (Jak.).

[Jak. suggests rag + Pelt, n.2, but cf. Eng. rackapelt, with sim. meanings and Ragabash.]

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