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determiner, noun, exclamation, & adverb
- Scottish form of no
- ‘But that was nothing to what Allan Wilson got when he moaned: ‘How can I eat this fish when there's nae chips.’’
- ‘I've nae money to get us out of this but we all know that.’
- ‘Anyway, a deal has been struck, the cash handed over and so the thousands, nae millions, of devoted fans can get their regular fix of this rubbish.’
- ‘A member of the public famously captured the essence of his personality when he said: ‘The thing I like about you is that you have nae dignity.’’
- ‘If that's the case I can understand why my mum and dad split up because there was nae money in the house, simple as that.’
noun & adverb
- Scottish form of not
- ‘‘Aye, it's nae a bad beer at all,’ said one drinker.’
- ‘We just call it the new stuff, and the new stuff is nae golf.’
- ‘Mam still runs the Black Dog, and she'd be sure chuffed if ye did nae stop in for a drink.’
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