kailyard

noun
kail·​yard

Definition of kailyard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scottish

kailyard

adjective, often capitalized
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Definition of kailyard (Entry 2 of 2)

of a school of writers
: characterized by sentimental description of Scottish life and considerable use of Scots dialect such various aspects of Scottish life as whiskey, deerstalking, salmon fishing, the Kailyard school of writers— Janet Adams Smith

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History and Etymology for kailyard

Noun

Scots, from kale, kail + English yard

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“Kailyard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kailyard. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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