Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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

1. Late, after the event. Bnff.2 1931:
It's easy to be weise ahin'-han'.
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 25 Jun 2021 <>



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