nickum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scots nickum, a suffixed form of Nick.

Noun[edit]

nickum (plural nickums)

  1. (Scotland) A mischievous person; a scallywag. [from 19th c.]
    • 1933, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Cloud Howe, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 451:
      Folk said he fair was a nickum, that loon, young Ewan Tavendale that came form the Manse […].

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

nickum (plural nickums)

  1. scallywag, nickum