auld lang syne

noun
\ ˌōl(d)-ˌ(l)aŋ-ˈzīn How to pronounce auld lang syne (audio) , ˌȯl(d)- \

Definition of auld lang syne

: the good old times

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They drank a toast to auld lang syne. let us bid farewell to auld lang syne and welcome in the new year
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First Known Use of auld lang syne

1666, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for auld lang syne

Scots, literally, old long ago

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26 Feb 2021

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“Auld lang syne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auld%20lang%20syne. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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auld lang syne

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English Language Learners Definition of auld lang syne

: the good old times

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