Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HIPPIE DUNCHIE, n.comb. A children's game in which the players hop on one foot and jostle one another with their elbows to upset their balance (Slk. 1947). [′hɪpe ′dʌnʃi]

[Hip, n. + Dunch, with dim. suffix -Ie.]

Hippie dunchie n. comb.

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