but and ben

1 of 2

adverb

¦bətᵊn¦ben
Scottish
1
: back and forth : in and out
specifically : from one part of a house to the other
2
: on opposite sides or at opposite ends of (a house, a corridor)
we lived but and ben with them

but-and-ben

2 of 2

noun

"
Scottish
: a 2-roomed cottage

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

Scots but entry 3 (out) + ben (in)

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“But and ben.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/but%20and%20ben. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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