[ thoo, doo ]
/ ðu, du /
a small knife tucked into or worn against the top of a stocking in the full dress of Highland Scottish males.
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Also skene dhu.
Origin of skean dhu
First recorded in 1810–20, skean dhu is from Scots Gaelic sgian dhubh literally, “black skean”
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British Dictionary definitions for skean dhu
/ (ˈskiːənˈduː, ˈskiːn-) /
Scot a variant of sgian-dhu
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