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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

DIRTRIE, Dirtery, n.coll.

1. A collective term, used contemptuously to denote a number of worthless, good-for-nothing people (Slk. 1825 Jam.2; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.).Gall. 1901 Trotter Gall. Gossip 143:
An yesterday mornin, the holy Sabbath mornin, the dirtery had a notish pastit on the door-cheek.

2. “Worthless stuff; ‘rubbish'” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Lth. 1857 Misty Morning 43:
Ony o yer cursed lances, or ither haglin' dirtry.

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