Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FITTIN, n.2 Also fitting. A sea-taboo name for the cat (Sh. 1883 J. R. Tudor Ork. and Sh. 652; 1908 Jak. (1928)); now only in jocular use (Sh.12 1951). Cf. Fitter, n., 2.Ork. 1884 R. M. Fergusson Rambles 166:
A cat was called kirsor, fitting, vengla, or foodin.
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