Definition of longie in English:

longie

noun

Shetland, Scottish
  • The common guillemot, Uria aalge.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in George Low (1747–1795), naturalist. Probably from the unattested Norn reflex of the early Scandinavian word represented by Old Icelandic langvé (Icelandic langvía, langvígi, † langvé), Faroese lomvigi (goes to post-classical Latin lomwia), Norwegian † langivie, † lomgivie, † lomvifvie, † lomgive, † langve, † langvie, lomvie, (now usually) lomvi, early modern Danish † lomvibe from the Germanic base of long + a second element of uncertain and disputed origin, perhaps imitative of the bird's call.

Pronunciation

longie

/ˈlɒŋi/