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Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI).
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NANSY, prop. n. The female Christian name, in comb. pretty nansy, a kind of embroidered tape or braid.Abd. 1881 J. W. Ritchie G. Tough's Squeel (1931) 10:
Pretty Nansy, strippit stringin'.

[A reversed form of obs. Eng. none-sopretty, id.]

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