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nounEnglish Regional, West Midlands, Northern
A small blister, boil, or pustule; a sty on the eyelid.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Chamberlain (1553–1628), letter writer. Apparently related to pock; it is possible that, in spite of the very late date of first attestation, the word may show the reflex of an ablaut variant of the same Germanic base.
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