Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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TILLOWIE, int., n.

I. int. A call to urge hounds on, tallyho! (Clc. 1825 Jam.).

II. n. A stimulus, something to egg one on, specif. of liquor. Clc. 1825  Jam.:
“He has gotten his tillowie,” he has got as much as urges him on.

[Variant of tallyho, Fr. †tielau, thia hillaud, etc.]

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