auld

adjective
\ ˈȯl(d) How to pronounce auld (audio) , ˈäl(d)\

Definition of auld

chiefly Scotland
: old

First Known Use of auld

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about auld

Statistics for auld

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for auld

The first known use of auld was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on auld

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with auld

Comments on auld

What made you want to look up auld? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!