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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.

AGE, n. Sc. usage in pl. in phr. to be ages wi, to be of the same age as (someone else). Gen.Sc.Sc. 1878 John o Gowrie Sprigs of White Heather 114:
He'd been ages wi' him had he been spared tae us.
Ork. 1904 W. T. Dennison Sketches 1:
Sheu wus ages wi' the Skreed Ship at perished on the Riff Dyke o' Nort' Ronaldsey.
Gsw. 1987 Peter Mason C'mon Geeze Yer Patter! 75:
Ah think she's jist aboot ages wi' masel. I think she is approximately the same age as I am.
Ags. 1990s:
He's ages wi me: He's the same age as I am.
Lnk. 2000:
She's ages wi ma sister - they wir at school thegither.
Edb. 2003:
Ach, she's no as young as she'd hae ye believe. She's at least ages wi me.

[For the pl. cf. Eildins, Heidiepeer, and Eng. friends, quits.]

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"Age n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 25 Sep 2022 <>



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