Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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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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"Teen n. phr.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Apr 2019 <>



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