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[ney] /neɪ/ Scot. and North England
no1 ; not.
no2 .
Origin of nae
1715-25; variant of na Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The polis hae been searchin' noo for a fortnight an' nae trace o' her can be got.

    The Underworld James C. Welsh
  • nae, the pastures were brown, or purple and yellow with heather and gorse.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • nae illi falsi sunt, qui diversissimas res pariter expectant, ignaviae voluptatem et praemia virtutis.

    De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
  • As you say, a kirkyard's nae place for a dog to be living neglected.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • It's a gude tongue that says nae ill, but a better heart that thinks nane.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in nae ither.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • We didn't know the right tune, and so we sung it to the air of 'there is nae luck about the house.'

  • Hang him that has nae shift, and hang him that has ower mony.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Is't true what they're sayin' that Maggie Moore's nae better than she should be?

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • He that drinks when he's no dry will be dry when he has nae drink.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
British Dictionary definitions for nae


a Scot word for no1 , not
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nae

northern England and Scottish variant of no.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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