[ney]Scot. and North England
- no1; not.
Origin of nae
First recorded in 1715–25; variant of na
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Examples from the Web for nae
"There's nae that mony o' 's just what ither fowk think us," said the minister's wife.Salted With Fire
The fac was—but nae blame to them—they a' gaed awa and left me my lane, sleepin.Heather and Snow
Nae muck le o' that, but a douce, good-humored lassie for a' that.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)
Charles James Lever
They appruved o' the verra thing 'at he was nae doot sorry for.
Mony ane 'at spak like that, had nae doot a guid meanin' in't; but, hech man!
Word Origin and History for nae
northern England and Scottish variant of no.
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