Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
TEEN, n.phr. An abbreviated form of at een, in the evening (see E'en, n.). Also in form the 'te'en, this evening, to-night.
Sc. 1776 D. Herd Sc. Songs II. 88:
Saw ye a lass wi' a hood and a mantle, Was married on Tiseday 'teen? Lnk. 1808 W. Watson Poems 16:
To tryst their lasses to come yon Twa hours on Foorsday teen. Sc. 1818 J. Rennie St Patrick I. xi.:
Gif ye ettle to come on us the 'te'en at onawares. Gall. 1825 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 484:
That vara night, which was on a Saturday teen. wm.Sc. 1833 Alma Mater 113:
A bit clour on his brow, that he had gotten in a stane battle on Saturday 'teen.
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