Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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THACK, v.2 Also thawk. To beat, thrash. Obs. in Eng. exc. dial. Hence thackin', thawkin, vbl.n., a beating; a severe scolding (Abd.8 1917, Abd. 1921 T.S.D.C.). Dmf. 1863 R. Quinn Heather Lintie 22:
My sang, ye weel deserve a thackin'.

[Mid.Eng. thack, O.E. þaccian, to clap, pat, but poss. simply an onomat. variant of thwack.]

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