adjective Scot. and North England. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for aulder

Historical Examples of aulder

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

    Red Gauntlet

    Sir Walter Scott

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


    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.

  • "I hope in this case it 'll be the aulder the wiser, Miss—" said the lawyer, and hung unheeded on the note of interrogation.


    Neil Munro

  • 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 for auld

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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