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EFTERNUIN, A(I)FTER-, -neen, -nune, n. Also afternün, efter-. [′ɛftər′nyn, ′eftər′nyn Sc.; I.Sc., Ags., m.Sc. + -′nɪn, nn. and mn.Sc. + -′nin]

1. Afternoon. Gen.Sc. -nuin, but nn. and mn.Sc. -neen. Abd. 1871  W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xl.:
An' nae doot it wud be throu' the aifterneen afore ye gat them made siccar an' wan awa' fae the Kir'ton.
Kcb. 1894  S. R. Crockett Lilac Sunbonnet iv.:
The lassie's gane gyte! What for wad I be sleepin' in the afternune?
Hdg. 1908  J. Lumsden Th' Loudons 95:
I think I'll lay my loof whare my luve lies — Some efternune this year — in your strong paw!
Rxb. 1921  Hawick Express (19 Aug.) 3/7:
Aye, George Fraser was Provost at th' time, an' a heavy efternune's work hei had.

2. A meal taken sometime in the afternoon (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl., efternün; Sh.10 1950). Mry. 1897  J. Mackinnon Braefoot Sk. xvi.:
Marget'll be gyan tae hae her efterneen. It's tea, tea, eternally wi' that wife.
Sh. 1898  Sh. News (19 Nov.):
Da folk i' da sooth is no in sic a hurry ta git a brünnie for der afternün is we ir.

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"Efternuin n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Jan 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/efternuin>

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