but and ben

adverb
\ ¦bətᵊn¦ben \

Definition of but and ben

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun
\ " \

Definition of but-and-ben (Entry 2 of 2)

Scottish
: a 2-roomed cottage

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History and Etymology for but and ben

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 16 Oct. 2021.

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