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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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ILL-CLECKIT, adj. Misbegotten, lit. and fig. (Bnff., Lnk. 1958). See Cleck, v.2, (1).Sc. 1819 Scott Bride of Lamm. xiii.:
What gar'd ye let the roast burn, ye ill-cleckit gude-for-nought?
Ags. 1930 A. Kennedy Orra Boughs 57:
[To ken] wha's ill-cleckit son ran awa wi' the minister's dochter in fifty-nine.
m.Sc. 1933 J. Ressich Thir Braw Days 31:
Man, it's a wunner he lasted as lang — an ill-cleckit randy yon.

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"Ill-cleckit adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 29 Jan 2023 <>



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