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Syllabification: nae

Definition of nae in English:

determiner, exclamation, adverb& noun

Scottish form of no.
Example sentences
  • Anyway, a deal has been struck, the cash handed over and so the thousands, nae millions, of devoted fans can get their regular fix of this rubbish.
  • If that's the case I can understand why my mum and dad split up because there was nae money in the house, simple as that.
  • A member of the public famously captured the essence of his personality when he said: ‘The thing I like about you is that you have nae dignity.’

adverb& noun

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Scottish form of not.
Example sentences
  • Mam still runs the Black Dog, and she'd be sure chuffed if ye did nae stop in for a drink.
  • ‘Aye, it's nae a bad beer at all,’ said one drinker.
  • We just call it the new stuff, and the new stuff is nae golf.

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