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A trumpet; from a misunderstanding by Thomas Chatterton (1752–70) of an earlier variant of slogan ‘a war-cry’, from Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, from sluagh ‘army’ + gairm ‘shout’.

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slughorn

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A trumpet; from a misunderstanding by Thomas Chatterton (1752–70) of an earlier variant of slogan ‘a war-cry’, from Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm, from sluagh ‘army’ + gairm ‘shout’.

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Slughorn

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 89 words.

A battle trumpet. The word was the result of an erroneous reading by Thomas Chatterton of the Gaelic slogan.

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slughorn

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 30 words.

a trumpet; from a misunderstanding by Thomas Chatterton (1752–70) of an earlier variant of slogan ‘a war-cry’, from Scottish Gaelic ...

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