sawney

noun (1)
saw·​ney | \ ˈsȯnē, -ni \
plural -s

Definition of sawney

 (Entry 1 of 3)

chiefly British

sawney

adjective
variants: or less commonly sawny \ " \

Definition of sawney (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly British
: naïvely or sentimentally foolish : silly

Sawney

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of Sawney (Entry 3 of 3)

disparaging
: scotsman

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History and Etymology for sawney

Noun (1) and Adjective

probably alteration of zany

Noun (2)

alteration of Sandy

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“Sawney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sawney. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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