Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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STAGGLE, n. A young stag, a male deer between his third and sixth years. Ags. 1958 C. Gibson Highl. Deer Stalker 107:
A deer-calf becomes “a knobber” in his second year, “a staggle” in his third, “a stag” or “a hart” in his sixth.

[Formally a dim. form in -le of stag, but prob. a corruption of Eng. staggard, -art, id.]

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