Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SCOONREL, n. Also -rell, -eral (Dmb. 1846 W. Cross Disruption xviii.), scounrel (Abd. 1836 J. Grant Tales 19), scounneral (Sc. 1720 Tincklarian Doctor and the Devil (Broadsheet)), -il (Sc. 1840 Wilson's Tales of the Borders VI. 167); scoondrel, skoondril (Ags. 1894 J. B. Salmond B. Bowden (1922) 99); †scundrell, scunderall (Sc. 1740 S.C. Misc. (1842) 7). Gen.Sc. forms of Eng. scoundrel. [′skun(d)rəl]

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