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adjective Scot. and North England.
  1. old.
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  1. a Scot word for old
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Old English āld
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Word Origin and History for auld


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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