Definition - The version of English spoken by the people who live in the Lowlands of Scotland.

1. This is the language of the conquerors as opposed to Gaelic, the Celtic language of the conquered aboriginals.

Example -
I'm wanting a drink.

Oxford English Dictionary -
The term's first citation is from 1542:
"It salbe lefull to all or souirane ladyis lieges to haif þe haly write bait þe new testament and þe auld in þe vulgar toung In Inglis or scottis of ane gude and trew translatioune."
(Sc. Acts Mary (1814) II. 415/1)

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