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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SHAGMAHOCH, n. A small, misshapen person (Abd. 1911 S.D.D.). [ʃɑgmə′hox]

[Appar. from shag = shake (see Shag, n.1) + Ma- + Hoch, n. For the formation cf. Eng. dial. shagmarag, a mean paltry person.]

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