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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 1976 and 2005 supplements.
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DOLDIE, Duldie, n. A lump; applied to bread, meat, etc. (Ags. 1825 Jam.2, duldie), “a big, fat, clumsy person” (Abd. 1905 E.D.D. Suppl.), a dog's excreta (Abd.27 1949), a lump of excrement (Abd. 1990s), a large-sized marble (Lnl. 1948 (per Abd.27)).Per. 1881 D. MacAra Crieff 244:
They drew forth "doldies" from their big side-pouches, as their contributions to the refreshments.

[Doll, n.1, + -Die, dim. suff.]

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