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First published 2005 (SND, online supplement).

WEEGIE, n. also weedgie. Informal word for a Glaswegian. Also attrib. Sc. 1996 Herald (30 Dec) 13:
A recent incident not only confirms the ubiquity of Irn-Bru in the average weegie's day-to-day life but also illustrates Myth No 2 — Irn-Bru is a health drink with revitalising properties.
Sc. 1998 Scotland on Sunday (22 Feb) 27:
It would have been eight but if, as a non-Weegie, you've ever started in the low hundreds quartier of Argyle Street to hunt for an address ...
Sc. 2001 Sunday Herald (16 Dec) 20:
Gordon had been whipping up Weegie fury at the way in which the Executive in Embra is doing down his dear green place and depriving it of funds.
Sc. 2004 Edinburgh Evening News (21 Jan) 11:
And I found our Minister for Sport, Frank McAveety, a straight-talking Weegie. "I like watching rugby," he told me, "but I don’t understand it."
Sc. 2004 Evening Times (21 Apr) 70:
"The Weegie Hun thing was nonsense," said the ex-Rangers player. "It was only the media who talked about that."
Gsw. 2004 Sunday Mail (17 Oct) 20:
'Then we got called Weegie scum and were told to get off. Next time, I didn't speak for the first three songs and the crowd were loving it.'

Combs. Add Comb.: weegie-land, Glasgow.em.Sc. 1997 Ian Rankin Black & Blue (1999) 54:
'You know what this means?' Bain said.
Rebus nodded. 'A trip to weegie-land.' Scotland's two main cities, separated by a fifty-minute motorway trip, were wary neighbours, as though years back one accused the other of something and the accusation, unfounded or not, still rankled.
Sc. 1999 Edinburgh Evening News (7 May) 12:
Lloyd re-opened the east-west divide by saying: "I just love to hear accents from parts of the country other than Weegieland."
Sc. 1999 Scotsman (24 Nov) 17:
It is a lovely building [the Armadillo], the structure of which echoes a famous opera house, and you could be forgiven for imagining that Taggart's Weegieland is as groovy and moderne as Sydney, Australia.
Sc. 2003 Daily Record (3 Jan) 17:
Everyone — well, everyone from Weegieland — knows you get a friendlier welcome belting out The Sash at Parkhead than you would ever get from an Edinbugger.
Sc. 2004 Aberdeen Evening Express (19 Oct) 16:
In this case all it took was a train ride to Glasgow in a kilt.
I was travelling first class to Edinburgh to meet some friends before heading to Weegieland.

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"Weegie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 6 Oct 2022 <>



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