1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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“Tam o' Shanter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tam%20o%27%20Shanter. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.
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