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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

AHINTHAND, AHIN'-HAN', adv., pred.adj.

1. Late, after the event.Bnff.2 1931:
It's easy to be weise ahin'-han'.
Abd. 1993:
I'm aa ahin-han wi deein ma tax return.
Edb. 2003:
Ah'm ahint hand wi awthing that haes tae be duin afore the end o the year.
Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
Ahinthand, late, belated.

2. In arrears (with payment, etc.).Bnff.2 1931:
I hear he's ahin'-han' wi' the rent.

[Cf. Ahint, 4 (1), and Eng. behindhand.]

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"Ahinthand adv., adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 30 May 2024 <>



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