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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GILWHEEVY, n. “A tricky sort of fellow; e.g. ‘Just a real gilwheevy; naethin i' his heed but tricks'” (Ork. 1929 Marw.). [gɪl′ʍi:vi]

[Cf. Gill-wheep.]

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