Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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RODSHAL, n. A fat, dumpy, unwieldy person or animal. Also adj. rodshally, stout, podgy. [′rɔdʒəl] Ork. 1929 Marw.:
The whalp's just a peerie rodshal. A peerie rodshally ting o' a whalp.

[Orig. obscure.? A variant of Rodger above.]

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