Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

from 1976 supplement

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CEILIDH, n., v. (To hold) a social evening with music, singing, story-telling, etc. (see Kailie). The Gaelic spelling was readopted when the word became popular again in the Lowlands c.1930 (Rs. 1924 N. Macrae Dingwall 180). [′keli]

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