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langsyne

[lang-zahyn, -sahyn] /ˌlæŋˈzaɪn, -ˈsaɪn/
adverb
1.
long since; long ago.
noun
2.
time long past.
Also, lang syne.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; lang + syne
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British Dictionary definitions for lang syne

langsyne

/ˌlæŋˈsəɪn; -ˈsaɪn/
adverb
1.
long ago; long since
noun
2.
times long past, esp those fondly remembered See also auld lang syne
Word Origin
C16: Scottish: long since
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Word Origin and History for lang syne

c.1500, Scottish variant of long since; popularized in Burns' song, 1788.

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