Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 2005 supplement

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JOUKERIE, n. Add variants joukerie-poukerie, chukery-packery ( Ork.; )
comb. Add quots.: Ork. 1952 R. T. Johnston Stenwick Days (1984) 87:
... and while privately convinced that he had never seen a trio more likely to stoop to chukery-packery, he could not shake their statements that the election of "Miss Stenwick" had been entirely above-board.
m.Sc. 1988 William Neill Making Tracks 34:
Thir heuks an whups an flames aboot yir heid
or haloes, gin ye jouk yon sair remede,
are products o the joukerie-poukerie schuil ...
Ags. 1988 Raymond Vettese The Richt Noise 89:
Whitna dwam's this? It maun be
dwam, shairly, for oor Scottish trees
(as oniebodie that kens Scotland kens)
are owre kirkyairdie-like for sic harum-scarum

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