Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Scots No.
  • adv. Scots Not.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Scotch form of no.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But we call nae man our master, and we own the world's aroon,

    Yellow on the Broom

  • ‘Aye, and his affairs an’ a’, ’ said the Deacon; ‘the creditors have entered into possession o’ the estate, and it’s for sale; and some that made the maist by him—I name nae names, but Mrs. Mac-Candlish kens wha I mean’— (the landlady shook her head significantly) —‘they’re sairest on him e’en now.

    Chapter XI

  • I ke kakahiaka nae, i ka hoomaka ana o ka luku ia Aiwohikupua a me Waka.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • I ka manawa nae a ka Makaula e kunana ana, alaila, ike aku la oia i ka aleale ana o ka wai o ko Waka luu ana aku.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • I kela manawa nae a ka Makaula i hiki ai ilaila, ua nalo mua aku o Waka ma kahi i hunai'ai o Laieikawai.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • 'Ay, and his affairs an' a ',' said the Deacon; 'the creditors have entered into possession o' the estate, and it's for sale; and some that made the maist by him -- I name nae names, but Mrs. Mac -

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • 'Ay, and his affairs an' a ',' said the Deacon; 'the creditors have entered into possession o' the estate, and it's for sale; and some that made the maist by him -- I name nae names, but Mrs. Mac-Candlish kens wha I mean (the landlady shook her head significantly) -- they're sairest on him e'en now.

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • The auld folks were for me, but still she said nae.

    Letter 236

  • The spring had pass'd over, 'twas summer nae mair,

    Letter 236

  • It's a democratic and accountable government you are running, no a monarchy, a fiefdom, King Eck. And a minority one - so you are well exposed here - nae whipped votes will protect you.

    Sandi Thom's £581 Breakfast - and 'a that

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