langsyne

or lang syne

[ lang-zahyn, -sahyn ]
/ ˌlæŋˈzaɪn, -ˈsaɪn /
Scot.

adverb

long since; long ago.

noun

time long past.

Nearby words

  1. langreo,
  2. langres plateau,
  3. langsat,
  4. langshan,
  5. langston,
  6. langton,
  7. langton, stephen,
  8. langtry,
  9. langtry, lillie,
  10. language

Origin of langsyne

First recorded in 1490–1500; lang + syne

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British Dictionary definitions for lang syne

langsyne

/ (ˌlæŋˈsəɪn, -ˈsaɪn) Scot /

adverb

long ago; long since

noun

times long past, esp those fondly rememberedSee also auld lang syne

Word Origin for langsyne

C16: Scottish: long since

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Word Origin and History for lang syne

lang syne

c.1500, Scottish variant of long since; popularized in Burns' song, 1788.

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