Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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PUGGIE, n., v. I. Add quots.: Gsw. 1985  Michael Munro The Patter 55:
puggie In card games the kitty is sometimes called the puggy: 'Right, who's no chipped in tae the puggy?'
Gsw. 1985  James Kelman A Chancer 71:
The dealer collected the 24, deducting 3 house-puggy which he folded and slid through a slot on the edge of the table. Okay lads, he called, there's twenty one quid to go; all or any part.
Ags. 1990s  :
Puggie: n. a bank, "kitty" at cards.

I. Add: I. 2. A cash-dispenser.Gsw. 1985  Michael Munro The Patter 55:
puggie ... The word is also used to mean a one-armed bandit or fruit machine, and I have also heard of it being used for an automatic cash-dispenser outside a bank: 'Ah just put ma kerd in your puggy an it swallied it!'
Per. 1993  :
Ah'll have tae get money oot the puggie.
Edb. 2003  :
Ah'm aye gaun tae the puggie tae tak oot money.

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