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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RAMAGIECHAN, n. [rɑmɑ′gixən]

1. A big raw-boned awkward, impetuous person (Ags. 1808 Jam.; Abd. 1904 E.D.D.; Kcd. 1967); a dolt, a simpleton (Rnf. 1825 Jam.).

2. A dishonest, double-dealing person, a hypocrite, a cheat (Ayr. 1825 Jam.).ne.Sc. 1933 Kelso Chron. (3 Nov.) 5:
They kent the ramagiechan weel at ilka country fair.

[Orig. obscure. Cf. Rammlegaucus, Rammleguishon.]

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