[kawld, kahld, kawd]

adjective, noun Scot. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cauld

Historical Examples of cauld

  • And cauld's a fine keeper—better nor a' the embalmin o' the Egyptians!

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • Ye mind 'at she keepit him at hame frae the kirk on Sabbath, because he had a cauld?

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie

  • Joey was as naked as Leeby, and as cauld as lead, but he wasna greetin'.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie

  • I mind a sentence in it that must have been a douse of cauld watter—toch!

    The Dop Doctor

    Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

  • Mr. Traill suddenly had a terrible "cauld in 'is heid," that made his eyes water.

    Greyfriars Bobby

    Eleanor Atkinson

British Dictionary definitions for cauld


adjective, noun

a Scot word for cold
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