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First published 2005 (SND, online supplement).
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CHEGGIE, n. Informal word for a chestnut (Dmb., Dmf., Rxb. 2000s).Sc. 1997 Scotsman 28 Jan 14:
Clinton's ten-year-old son, Aaron, sent the mandarins of St Andrew's House "cheggies" (conkers) from a copse of chestnut trees which has supplied Croy children for generations but stands in the path of the proposed motorway.
Sc. 1999 Scotsman 22 Sep 11:
"Cheggies" (chestnuts) lie on the ground, still mostly in their spiky jackets, but gleaming richly inside. Hips and haws replace the fragrant single roses of our straggly back-fence hedge, and already motley heaps of dying leaves are thick under our feet.

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"Cheggie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 4 Feb 2023 <>



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