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1[mass noun] Excrement.
- 1.1 Rubbish:‘maybe this keech about ‘microclimate’ was true’
- ‘One can understand their reluctance to meander into the twilight zone of recycled material and - to paraphrase Kiernan - ‘reheated auld keech’.’
- ‘Here's some truly random Scottish keech going down this week.’
- ‘You can call this the most seasonally unsympathetic killjoy of a column if you like, but over the past week did television not furnish the most unappealing crock of keech to masquerade as mass entertainment?’
- 1.1 Rubbish:
Early 19th century: from cach, Scots variant of cack.
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