[ sploo-khuh n ]
/ ˈsplu xən /
noun Scot., Irish English.
a small pouch, especially for carrying tobacco or money.
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Origin of spleuchan
First recorded in 1775–85, spleuchan is from the Scots Gaelic word spliùchan
Words nearby spleuchan
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Example sentences from the Web for spleuchan
So, stooping to adjust them, out tumbled my spleuchan, it appears.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. II of 2)|Michael Scott
I'll wad the best quid in my spleuchan, ye hae been thinkin about Catherine Roberts, and o' your chance o' findin her single.