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langsyne

or lang syne

[ lang-zahyn, -sahyn ]
/ ˌlæŋˈzaɪn, -ˈsaɪn /
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adverb

long since; long ago.

noun

time long past.

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Origin of langsyne

First recorded in 1490–1500; lang + syne
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British Dictionary definitions for langsyne

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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