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nounIrish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
1Originally: a feeling of disgust or aversion. Later: a feeling of bitter disappointment or sorrow; a cause of this.
2Now Orkney and Shetland. = "heartburn".
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Zachary Boyd (1585–1653), Church of Scotland minister and university administrator. From heart + scald.
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