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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SLAGGY, adj. ? Appar. used in quots. as a nickname, poss. with the sense of shrewd, sly, crafty.Ayr. 1862 J. Baxter The Kirn 44, 53:
Out spak cautious slaggy Will . . . Then up gat Slaggy Will.

[Orig. obscure. ?Cf. slegie s.v. Slig.]

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