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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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BAGGIT, n. A feeble person or animal. [′bɑgɪt]Rxb. 1879 Jam.5:
Baggit. 1. A contemptuous term for a child. 2. An insignificant little person. . . . 3. †Applied to a feeble sheep. [Given also in Watson W.-B. 1923, 46.]
Slk. a.1835 Hogg Tales, etc. (1837) I. 104:
What's to come o' the poor bits o' plottin baggits [sheep] a' winter, is mair nor I can tell.

[See Bag, n., 4, and Baglin.]

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