bairn bairn


  • (n) a child: son or daughter


  1. He was undersized indeed; so wee a bairn of ten years old was hardly to be seen in all the glen.
  2. As the fourth day daws, the great ram-feezled bairn gaes spracklin' back to Beigg, ye ken, in a wee drunt.


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  1. Broadcaster and Scots language advocate Billy Kay added: "The Scots language has for too long been the bonnie broukit bairn, the beautiful neglected child of Scottish culture, yet it is the language in which much of our history and much of our...
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Billy Kay Source: BBC News

  2. "It was fantastic to see Palmerston like that," said McCall, who is from Dumfries, his pride mixed with disappointment. "I haven't seen it like that for a long time. Not since I was a bairn."
    on Mar 3, 2007 By: Ian McCall Source: Sunday Herald

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