Definitions

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  • adjective Northern England, Scotland Of every kind; of all sorts; all kinds of; various and intermingled.

Etymologies

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From Middle English alkin, alkinne, alkinnes, from Old English ealra cynna ("of all kinds"), equivalent to all +‎ -kin.

Examples

  • "And yo'll knaw then what good it doos ta-alkin '."

    The Three Sisters

  • "Now, Tonal ', see that ye don't draw together an' git ta-alkin 'so as to forget what ye're about.

    The Eagle Cliff

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  • Of every kind or sort; every kind of, all kinds of.

    February 16, 2007