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messan

or mes·sin

[ mes-uh n ]
/ ˈmɛs ən /
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noun Scot.

a lap dog; small pet dog.

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Nearby words

messager, messaging, messalian, messalina, messaline, messan, messapian, messapic, messed up, messeigneurs, messene

Origin of messan

First recorded in 1490–1500, messan is from the Scots Gaelic word measàn pet
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Examples from the Web for messan

  • Hardly a tyke or messan but's awa' to Peden to get her whaulpies named at the Holy Linn!

    The Men of the Moss-Hags|S. R. Crockett
  • You would not consent to put forth your father's poor dog, and would you use me waur than a messan?