Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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JINSH, adj., n. Also jinch, ginch. [dʒɪnʃ]
I. adj. Neat, spruce (Abd. 1825 Jam., jinch).Abd. 1739 Caled. Mag. (1788) 504:
Right jinsh he was and fell well-fawr'd, His claithing was fou' fine.
II. n. A small piece (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 62, Bnff.2 1927). Also dims. ginchie, ginchi(c)k(ie), ginchoch (Ib.). Cf. Kinsh, n.2, idem.Abd.15 1928, obsol.:
Cud ye gie's a wee ginchick o' tobacco?
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