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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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YACHIE, n. Also yauchie. A Highlander (Edb. 1859 F. W. Bedford Heriot's Hosp. 345, 1898 J. Baillie Walter Crighton 286). Heriot's Hospital slang. [′jɑxe]

[Pet-name form ad. Gael. personal name Lachlan. See Y, letter, 2.(3)(ii).]

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