One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A meat pasty.
- ‘Where else can you see a stone throw, eat bridies and research your family history, all at the same place?’
- ‘Dampen the edges of the bridies and fold the top half of the pastry over the filling to enclose it fully.’
- ‘We wanted to go listen to the pipe bands, eat bridies and drink beers.’
- ‘Scots have eaten bridies for more than 300 years.’
- ‘The bridie looks something like a Cornish pasty which has been put on its side.’
Perhaps from obsolete bride's pie.
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