a lively young girl ...1836 Scot.
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
?1836 - See Example below
"Nor did the screechin gilkies lack ornaments to set off their fair persons."
From: Tales of the Borders,
and of Scotland,
Historical, Traditionary, and Imaginative, Vol. III
By John Mackay Wilson
• The English Dialect Dictionary, Joseph Wright, 1898-1905
• A Scots Dialect Dictionary, Alexander Warrack, 1911