Auld Reekie

/ (ˈriːkɪ) /

noun

Scot a nickname for Edinburgh

Word Origin for Auld Reekie

literally: Old Smoky

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Examples from the Web for auld reekie

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

    The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten