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Auld Reekie

noun
  1. Scot a nickname for Edinburgh

Word Origin

literally: Old Smoky
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Historical Examples

  • Auld-Reekie, an affectionate term for the old town of Edinburgh.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten