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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FORGETTLE, adj. Also -getal (W atson), -gettil (Jam.), -gettul. Forgetful, absent-minded (Sc. 1818 Sawers; Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 209: ‡Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Mry., Bnff.2, Abd.9, Ags.2, Kcb.9 1945). Hence forgettilness, forgetfulness (Cld. 1825 Jam.).Ayr. 1887 J. Service Dr Duguid 203:
Dod! I'm 'e forgettullest bein' in 'is worl'!
Bch. 1929 Abd. Univ. Rev. (March) 127:
Foo sid ye learn fin ye're young an ye canna min' o' the things fin ye're aul'. A'm rale forgettle growin' noo.

[See Foryettle.]

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