[ mes-uh n ]
/ ˈmɛs ən /
a lap dog; small pet dog.
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Origin of messan
First recorded in 1490–1500, messan is from the Scots Gaelic word measàn pet
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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?Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott