noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic spliùcan & Irish spliúchán Date: 1785 Scottish & Irish a pouch especially for tobacco or money

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  • Spleuchan — Spleu chan, n. [Gael. spliuchan.] A pouch, as for tobacco. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spleuchan — /splooh kheuhn/, n. Scot., Irish Eng. a small pouch, esp. for carrying tobacco or money. Also, spleughan /splooh kheuhn/. [1775 85; < ScotGael spliùchan] * * * …   Universalium

  • spleuchan — spleu·chan …   English syllables

  • spleuchan — ˈsplüḵən noun ( s) Etymology: Scottish Gaelic spliūcan & Irish Gaelic spliūchan Scot & Irish : a pouch especially for holding tobacco or money …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of English words of Scottish Gaelic origin — This is a list of English words borrowed from Scottish Gaelic. Some of these are common in Scottish English and Scots but less so in other varieties of English.Word of Gaelic origin; Airt : Point of the compass, from àird (pronounced|aːrˠtʲ),… …   Wikipedia