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Thread #148874 Message #3768101
Posted By: Lighter
25-Jan-16 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Pipie o Dundee
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Pipie o Dundee
I suspect he was a "roguey" because he was slyly drumming up Jacobite sentiment.
The OED has "rogue" in the sense of "A mischievous person, esp. a child; a person whose behaviour one disapproves of but who is nonetheless likeable or attractive. Freq. as a playful term of reproof or reproach or as a term of endearment" from so long ago as 1593.