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adjective Scot dialect
  1. a variant of Highland
  2. characteristic of Highlanders, esp alluding to their supposed gullibility or foolishness in towns or cities
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Examples from the Web for hieland

Historical Examples

  • I can speak it well eneugh, for my mother was a Hieland woman.'


    Sir Walter Scott

  • I'd have fought for the 'Hieland laddie' myself if I'd been a man in his days.

  • And yet I'm Hieland born, and when the clan pipes, who but me has to dance?

    David Balfour, Second Part

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • I can speak it weil eneugh, for my mother was a Hieland woman.'

  • It was worse than the most outrageous Gaelic ever spoken in the height of passion by a Hieland shearer.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch

    David Macbeth Moir