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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KILLIEMAHOU, n. An uproar, confusion (Slk. 1825 Jam.).

[A fanciful formation, from Killie- + ma as in Whigmaleerie, Heelymalee + Hoo, n.1]

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