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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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MAHUGGER, n. A sour irascible old man. [mə′hʌgər]Per.4 1950:
He's an auld mahugger.

[Ma- + Hugger.]

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