Definition of Cullen skink in English:

Cullen skink


mass noun
  • A Scottish soup made from smoked haddock, potatoes, onions, and milk.

    • ‘A list of Scotland's top foods could also have included Cullen skink, Arbroath smokies, West Coast scallops, langoustines, herring and Ayrshire potatoes.’
    • ‘Graeme's Cullen skink had large pieces of haddock cluttering up the bowl like enormous fishy icebergs - and there was no sign of that old trick of letting potatoes hog the limelight - while the sauce was creamy without lacking taste.’


From the name of Cullen, a village on the Moray Firth in NE Scotland, + Scots skink ‘soup made from shin of beef’, probably from Middle Low German Schinke ‘ham’.


Cullen skink

/ˌkʌlən ˈskɪŋk/