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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

TANTY-JAGGY, adj. Offensive, sarcastic.Edb. 1827 M. & M. Corbett Busy-Bodies III. xxiii.:
She's getting unco tanty-jaggy.

[Nonce comb. from Tant, taunt, + jaggy s.v. Jag, n.1, prickly, stinging.]

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