Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
SOSH, n. A Co-operative Society store (Ags., Fif. 1971). Dim. soshie, id.; the manager of a Co-operative store. See -Ie, suff., B. 2.(a). [soʃ, sɔʃ]
Ags. 1888 Bon-Accord (3 March) 19:
The members of a certain “sosh” in Forfar. Ags. 1888 Barrie Auld Licht Idylls 105:
Willie Todd, making a bolt for it to the “Sosh”, was back in a moment with a handful of small change. Ags. 1896 A. Blair Rantin Robin 139:
Marget set oot wi' the biggest half o' her Soshie dividend. Ags. 1897 F. Mackenzie Northern Pine 70:
John Tosh was the “Soshie”, or head of the Co-operative Association in Glenbruar. Per. 1903 H. Dryerre Blairgowrie 172:
The newly-started Co-operative Boot and Shoe Society, known as the “Shoe Sosh”, for short. Ags. 1929 Scots Mag. (April) 74:
Suits sent from the ready-made department of the Sosh.
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