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or spleu·ghan

[sploo-khuh n]
noun Scot., Irish English.
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for spleuchan

Historical Examples

  • 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.