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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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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.
Sc. 1983 Howard Purdie in Joy Hendry Chapman 37 60:
Glaswegians, in their native habitat, have succeeded in debasing both the English language and the guid Scots tongue.
Sc. 1994 Sunday Mail 2 Jan 19:
Glaswegian Douglas, who was running a haulage firm near Amsterdam, was at the centre of a bizarre drug war "execution" controversy two years ago.
Sc. 1998 Aberdeen Evening Express 11 May 17:
The Glaswegian funnywoman, who appeared in The Steamie, ...
Sc. 2003 Scotland on Sunday 19 Oct 7:
The Glaswegians who will fill Ibrox with optimism on Wednesday night will be sobered by reminders that their opponents who won the Champions League in 1999 have become an annual fixture in its closing stages.
Sc. 2003 Daily Star 24 Dec 50:
A poll of nearly 1,300 visitors to promoter Frank Warren's website has resulted in the 26-year-old Glaswegian coming first ahead of Manchester's Ricky Hatton.

[A reduced form of Glasgowegian.]

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"Glaswegian n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 25 Apr 2024 <>



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