Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GLASWEGIAN, n. An inhabitant or native of Glasgow. Gen.Sc. Cf. Glasgowegian. Sc. 1818 Scott Rob Roy xxii.:
The Glaswegian took him by the hand, and bade him “Cheer up a gliff!”
Sc. 1952 Abd. Press & Jnl. (19 July):
Vanguard of the Glaswegians arrived yesterday, when four special trains poured their quota of holiday visitors into the already crowded city streets.

[A reduced form of Glasgowegian.]

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"Glaswegian n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 7 Jul 2020 <>



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