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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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JERKER, n. A white oatmeal pudding (Abd., Ags. 1920–59); also mealie jerker (Ib.)Bnff. 1952 Banffshire Advert. (17 Jan.):
Clarence up wi' a mealy jerker an' bashed 'im ower the heid wi't!

[From jerk, from their motion when hung in strings.]

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"Jerker n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 2 Dec 2023 <>



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