Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HUN, n. 1. Abusive name for a person who supports, or a footballer who plays for, Rangers Football Club. Also in pl. Rangers football team.Gsw. 1994  Herald 27 Aug 9:
... why followers of Rangers FC are known as "Huns". ... The Pope sent troops from Germany to assist King Billy. They were from Hanover and were a hussar regiment. In some parts of Ireland, protestants are yet known as "hussars" or "Hanovers". In the Black North, the Prods are oft referred to as "Huns".
Edb. 1995  Irvine Welsh Marabou Stork Nightmares (1996) 246:
We've got the Huns in the semi at Hampden, that's next week. A good night out, so get up for it. Hibees on a good run just now.
m.Sc. 1996  Christopher Brookmyre Quite Ugly One Morning (1997) 5:
As the chaotic room swam dizzily before him, he fleetingly considered that he wouldn't complain about policing the Huns' next visit if this particular chalice could be taken from his hands.

2. Abusive term for a Protestant. Also attrib. Gsw. 1985  Michael Munro The Patter 36:
Hun A nickname for a Protestant. Also a vague nonsectarian insult much used in football chants like 'The referee's a hun' or' Go home ya hun.'
Gsw. 1994  Herald 27 Aug 9:
The Pope sent troops from Germany to assist King Billy. They were from Hanover and were a hussar regiment. In some parts of Ireland, protestants are yet known as "hussars" or "Hanovers". In the Black North, the Prods are oft referred to as "Huns".
Edb. 1994  Irvine Welsh Acid House 206:
That's okay for him; he's a fat, ugly, weedjie soapdodging orange-bigoted hun bastard with a small cheesy cock and a face disfigured by Indian ink....

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