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[awld] /ɔld/
adjective, Scot. and North England.
old. Unabridged
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  • "I hope in this case it 'll be the aulder the wiser, Miss—" said the lawyer, and hung unheeded on the note of interrogation.

    Bud Neil Munro
  • Were you a twelve-month aulder, we would make a burgess of you, man.

    Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott
  • Ye're like the swine's bairns—the aulder ye grow ye're aye the thiefer like.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • I am nae fellow, Sir; and the land belangs to us by an aulder tenure than can give it to ony foreign lord.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • The aulder he grew, when he was in the country, he went the more about the manse, and Esther was nearly about his own age.

  • But me, that's aulder and mair judeecious, see perhaps a wee bit further forrit in the job than what ye can dae.

    David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for aulder


a Scot word for old
Word Origin
Old English āld
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Word Origin and History for aulder



variant of old that more accurately preserves the Anglo-Saxon vowel. Surviving in northern English and Scottish; distinctly Scottish after late 14c.

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