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1Scottish Scottish a blood relative.
2(Chiefly in translations, or representations of the language of non-native speakers) a close or trusted friend; a blood brother.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Rutherford (c1600–1661), Church of Scotland minister and political theorist.
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