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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SHIGGERIE, n. Also shoggerie; sjaggerie (Jak.). Hard, unremitting work, toil, drudgery (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)).Sh. 1948 New Shetlander (Oct.–Nov.) 21:
Daddit sindrie wi toil an shiggerie.
Sh. 1965:
Sic a shoggerie as I have hadd da day. No a meenute ta mesell.

[Etym. uncertain.]

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"Shiggerie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 26 Sep 2022 <>



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