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

  • adj. Of or relating to Glasgow, Scotland.
  • n. A native or resident of Glasgow, Scotland.

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  • adj. Of or relating to Glasgow in Scotland.
  • n. A native or resident of Glasgow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inhabitant of Glasgow
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Glasgow or its inhabitants


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

Glas(gow) + Galwegian, person from Galloway (from Medieval Latin Galwidia, Galloway, a region of southern Scotland).


  • The Scottish Parliament web site has already been translated into the Scots 'language', otherwise known as Glaswegian or NedSpeak: -

    Army Rumour Service

  • The Glaswegian has been a sub on Old Firm day and he offered an interesting insight into the way Rangers boss works with his reverse psychology.

    The Daily Record - Home

  • Glaswegian, which is not only a noun applied to the denizens but also an adjective meaning characteristic of that city, is said to have been made up in imitation of the far less familiar Galwegian, for inhabitants of Galloway,

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 1

  • George Thomas, a much-travelled Glaswegian, is a member of the PSOE, the Spanish socialist party, in Xabia on the Costa Blanca, which will have a number of expats on its candidates' list, although he is not under any illusions about the difficulties of integration.

    Most Brits in Spain say no gracias to integration

  • Crawley's manager is the spiky Steve Evans , a Glaswegian who — in 2002, when he was managing Boston United — was found guilty of making illegal payments to players and suspended by the Football Association.

    The Mess in Milan

  • He has been preoccupied with getting Crawley into League Two but he could barely contain his excitement at the prospect of being in the opposite dug-out to his fellow Glaswegian.

    'If any non-league club can beat Manchester United, it's Crawley Town'

  • Yet Crerand, a Glaswegian, remembers it was Nobby Stiles, brought up in Collyhurst, whose derby-day passions burned with the greatest intensity.

    Manchester's feuding clans get ready to remember the 'Barson Barge'

  • But at a time when the Scottish national team is an also-ran in world football—Scotland is currently ranked 53rd in the world and has failed to qualify for the last six major tournaments—the rise of a new generation of Glaswegian coaches belies the notion that Scottish football is in a tailspin.

    Glasgow: In a League of Its Own

  • Alex McLeish, who masterminded Birmingham City's Carling Cup triumph last Sunday, is a Glaswegian, as is Everton's David Moyes, the third-longest serving manager in the top division.

    Glasgow: In a League of Its Own

  • Historians say football first became a Glaswegian obsession when Scotland and England played out a goalless draw here in the first international game in 1872.

    Glasgow: In a League of Its Own


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