meck, make noun a halfpenny 19-. etymology: Scots maik; origin obscure; maik found in English ante 1587; make form collected by EMcC/PS; form meck collected by SR, JS; attested by BS in TDITA note:

Lexicon Balatronicum (1811) and Grose and Egan (1823) also attested magg and mag respectively with the same meaning. Lexicon Balatronicum also attests the form make as Cant.