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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SCOOF, v. To win one's opponent's stakes in the game of marbles, to clean one's opponent out (Ags. 1969). Also as int. scoof!, a call when one has lost all one's marbles and claims one or two back from the winner to allow the game to continue.

[Altered form of Eng. scoop.]

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