Show Search Results Show Browse

Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology

Abbreviations Cite this entry

About this entry:
First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
This entry has not been updated since then but may contain minor corrections and revisions.

SCLICE, n., v. Also sklice, sclyce, sklyss. Sc. forms of Eng. slice (Gsw. 1711 Uls. Jnl. Archaeol. IV. 117; Edb. 1791 Caled. Mercury (15 Sept.); Peb. 1805 J. Nicol Poems I. 26; Kcb. 1901 R. Trotter Gall. Gossip 97; Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; Rxb. 1942 Zai). Gen.Sc.

Comb.: sliced sausage, Sliced sausage meat.Sc. 1992 Independent (18 Jan) 34:
The modern Scottish diet is more realistically characterised by a liking for fatty, processed foods, sliced sausage, mince made with gravy browning and as many sweets and biscuits as a body can consume.
Gsw. 1994 Sunday Mail (27 Feb) 8:
And, despite his creative cooking genius, he still has a fondness for sliced sausage, fruit pudding and potato scones - all fried, of course!
Edb. 1998 Edinburgh Evening News (21 May) 12:
Afterwards, they will get together with Jim and Sadie for a plate of sliced sausage and chips washed down with a pint. Scots, according to a survey by travel giant Lunn Poly, like their home comforts - notably sauce bottles and a disco.
Abd. 1999 Press and Journal (27 Sep) 18:
Customers of Huntly butcher Charles Raeburn have known for a long time that his sliced sausage is a "wee bit special". ...Mr Raeburn won the quaich for the Best Sliced Sausage in the North of Scotland in the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders' National Sliced Sausage Championship.
Sc. 2003 Herald (1 Feb) 2:
Bothwell's the kind of place where they never let you forget where you come from - which is a good thing. You've just been in India or Egypt and you're home, with your mum asking if you want sliced sausage for your tea.

 [O.Sc. sklysse, splinter, 1420, Mid.Eng. sclyce, O.Fr. esclisse, id.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Sclice n., v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 20 Jun 2024 <>



Hide Advanced Search

Browse SND: