Definitions

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  • noun Scotland, Ulster An insignificant or slovenly person.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from Scottish Gaelic ablach ("mangled carcass, brat") akin to Irish ablach ("carcass, corpse, carrion").

Examples

  • Eamoin ablach, a tir Tairge, dfhurtacht Eirinn, agus ma - craith fidhe Tuatha Dadanann maile fris, agus do dhcalbhdaois Tuath Dadanann clocaha agus crain na talamhan a reachtaibh daoinedh, &c. &c. * that is,

    Collectanea de rebus hibernicis ..

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