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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I).
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ACKIE-PEEVIE, n. Whisky.Kcb.1 1929.

[This is evidently a hybrid formed on the model of aqua vitæ (Kcb.1). Peeve = whisky, among Gypsies of Gall., Per., Arg. See The Tinkler Gypsies (App. xxiv. ed. 1906) by And. McCormick.]

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