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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SHOTT, n. Also shot. A young pig after weaning, gen. about three months old (Rxb. 1825 Jam., 1923 Watson W.-B., Fif., Lth., Ayr. 1923–6 Wilson; Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; m. and s.Sc. 1970). Also attrib. in comb. shott pig, id. (Sc. 1904 E.D.D.). Now only dial. in Eng.Fif. 1864 W. D. Latto T. Bodkin iv.:
Anither bit shot wi' black lugs and a curly tail.
Kcb. 1880 Vale of Urr Verses MS. II. 92:
A judge o' bull stirks an' swine shotts.
Slg. 1947 Scotsman (9 July) 8:
300 Shott and Young Pigs, &c.
Dmf. 1967 Dmf. & Gall. Standard (23 Nov.) 4:
Strong shotts met a very dear trade; strong young pigs were also wanted.

Deriv. shottler in extended use (see quot.).Ags. 1921 T.S.D.C.:
My mother, when engaged in making oatmeal puddings in skins, if she came to a short piece of skin which would not tie into a circle, called it a little shottler.

[O.Sc. shot, 1584, Mid.Eng. shote, id. Cf. Du. dial. schote. a young pig.]

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