adverb, preposition, conjunction Scot. and North England.
Origin of syne
Examples from the Web for syne
About twa or three years syne, there used to come about this house o' mine a wee bit whupper-snapper body o' an English bagman.
And yet a gentleman by the look of him, said Sim MacTaggart, five minutes syne.Doom Castle|Neil Munro
Syne ye can ease the mere, and come hame at yer leisur; he'll be here lang afore ye!Salted With Fire|George MacDonald
I'm gaun to gi'e ye what we should hae gotten seven years syne, an' it'll maybe put ye frae preyin' on decent women.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
An' syne, wi' the folk comin' to spier for 'im an' swarmin' ower the kirkyaird, ye'd think a warlock was aboot.Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson