Sawny (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Sawny

Sandy

A general nick-name for a Scotchman, as Paddy is for an Irishman, or Taffy for a Welchman; Sawny or Sandy being the familiar abbreviation or diminution of Alexander, a very favourite name among the Scottish nation.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Saw * Scab

Nearby

Nathan Bailey's 1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang

John S. Farmer's collection of canting songs and slang rhymes

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