Definition of auld lang syne in English:

auld lang syne

Syllabification: auld lang syne
Pronunciation: /ôld laNG ˈzīn, ˈsīn
 
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noun

Times long past.
More example sentences
  • Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne?
  • Literally translated from Scottish dialect, the words auld lang syne mean old long since, or, in more familiar terms, days gone by.

Origin

late 18th century: Scots (see auld, lang syne). The phrase was popularized as the title and refrain of a song by Robert Burns (1788).

Phrases

for auld lang syne

For old times' sake.
More example sentences
  • For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne…
  • But he is taking an uncharacteristic risk for the sake of auld lang syne.

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