Auld Reekie

Auld Reekie
Edinburgh

Scottish slang . 2013.

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  • Auld Reekie — a popular name for Edinburgh. It means ‘old smoky’ and refers to the smoke from the city’s many chimneys. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Auld — Auld, a. [See {Old}.] Old; as, Auld Reekie (old smoky), i. e., Edinburgh. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Reekie, Auld (Scot.) —   Old Smoky ; nickname for Edinburgh …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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