from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pouch, as for tobacco.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pouch, as for tobacco.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pouch or pocket; especially, a tobacco-pouch.


Gaelic spliuchan. (Wiktionary)


  • A spleuchan is a tobacco pouch, occasionally used as a purse.

    Chapter L

  • “I hae forgotten my spleuchan — Lachlan, gang down to the clachan, and bring me up a pennyworth of twist.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • And I wasna far wrang, for the stranger, takin 'out a pound frae his spleuchan, handed it ower to the monkey, and speered at him, in his droll norlan deealect, if he could change a note.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 275, September 29, 1827

  • 'I hae forgotten my spleuchan -- Lachlan, gang doon to the Clachan, and bring me up a pennyworth of twist.'

    The Social History of Smoking

  • I think it highly probable that we owe a further obligation to the worthy Supervisor's presentation of Rob Roy's _spleuchan_.

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)

  • When I reach Lunnon, I intend to gang to our cousin Mrs. Glass, the tobacconist, at the sign o 'the Thistle, wha is so ceevil as to send you down your spleuchan-fu' anes a year; and as she must be well kend in Lunnon, I doubt not easily to find out where she lives. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • So soon as the congregation were seated after prayers, and the clergyman had read his text, the gracious Duncan, after rummaging the leathern purse which hung in front of his petticoat, produced a short tobacco-pipe made of iron, and observed, almost aloud, ` ` I hae forgotten my spleuchan --- Lachlan, gang down to the clachan, and bring me up a pennyworth of twist. ''

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • I kend a worthy minister, as gude a man, bating the deed they deposed him for, as ever ye heard claver in a pu'pit, that rapped to a hogshead of pigtail tobacco, just for as muckle as filled his spleuchan.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • When the discourse was finished, he knocked the ashes out of his pipe, replaced it in his sporran, returned the tobacco-pouch or spleuchan to its owner, and joined in the prayer with decency and attention.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Both L-- w and B-- e called out that "it was the tobacco spleuchan, and a well-filled ane too"; but, on opening it out, we found, to our great astonishment, that it contained a printed pamphlet.

    The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner


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  • Old Angus was given to moochin'
    But Scotsmen in thrift have few kin.
    When he begged a smoke
    They claimed to be broke
    And not one would open his spleuchan.

    October 9, 2016

  • Citation on wittol.

    June 5, 2009

  • Aw, here's a fifty, bilb. Go buy yourself some tobacco.

    August 1, 2008

  • reesetee always ups the ante and leaves me broke :-(

    August 1, 2008

  • I go for hundreds.

    August 1, 2008

  • I only smoke fifty dollar bills.

    August 1, 2008

  • A tobacco pouch, usually made of leather, frequently used to hold money.

    July 31, 2008