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lang syne

adverb \ (ˌ)laŋ-ˈzīn , -ˈsīn \

Definition of lang syne

chiefly Scotland
: at a distant time in the past

Origin and Etymology of lang syne

Middle English (Scots), from lang long + syne since


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lang syne

noun

Definition of lang syne

chiefly Scotland
: times past
  • should auld acquaintance be forgot, and days o' auld lang syne
  • —Robert Burns

First Known Use of lang syne

1694


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