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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FIVESOME, n. Also fivesum. A set or group of five (Sc. 1818 Sawers). Gen.Sc.Sc. 1802 Kinmont Willie in Child Ballads No. 186. iii.:
They guarded him, fivesome on each side.
Lnk. 1885 J. Hamilton Poems 188:
The fivesum gaed to ither hames.

[In O.Sc. from 1375. See -Some.]

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"Fivesome n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 1 Oct 2022 <>



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