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A meat pie traditionally made with minced mutton, round in shape with a raised pastry rim.
- ‘The world champion maker of Scotch pies is a small bakery called Sugar and Spice in Auchterarder.’
- ‘The shop in St Andrews also does Scotch pies and oatmeal skirlies, but this is gooey perfection.’
- ‘We Scots have eaten Scotch pies for centuries - originally mutton, now usually beef.’
- ‘As a concession to health, he then switched to half pints and even refused a Scotch pie from the chuckwagon although temptation was writ large on his face.’
- ‘The scientists from Glasgow University were astounded at how quickly tzatziki, souvlaki and Greek salads were replaced with burgers, fish suppers and Scotch pies.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.