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sporran

Syllabification: spor·ran
Pronunciation: /ˈspärən
 
/

Definition of sporran in English:

noun

A small pouch worn around the waist so as to hang in front of the kilt as part of men’s Scottish Highland dress.
Example sentences
  • After opening the centre, it will launch what it claims is the first Highland clothing label encompassing kilts, sporrans, jackets, and shoes.
  • But it now seems that the news of a new director has calmed the ruffled kilts and sporrans, and there is peace in the glens once more.
  • Passing each one, he fingered their kilts and sporrans until he reached Sergeant Thomas Campbell and grew more inquisitive.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Scottish Gaelic sporan.

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