What is hen slang for?

Hen commonly refers to a female animal: a female chicken, other gallinaceous bird, any type of bird in general, or a lobster. It is also a slang term for a woman.

What is a common greeting in Scotland?

Useful Scots phrases

English Scots Leid (Scots)
Good morning (Morning greeting) Guid mornin
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting) Guid efternuin
Good evening (Evening greeting) Guid evenin
Good night Guid nicht

What do they call chickens in Scotland?

chook, chookie: chick, a chicken. “You are not getting my chicks today you untidy ruffian you – push off you are panicking my husband.” The Scottish Word: chook with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

Why do Scots say hen?

Hen – To most of the world, a hen is a female chicken, but in Scots the word is used to mean a woman or girl. Mind – Refers to a person’s ability to think and reason, but in Scots the word can also mean remember. Example: Mind and no forget the milk when you go tae the shops. Pudding – A cake or other dessert?

What is a Goonie in Scotland?

Goonie – Nightgown. Greet – Cry. Gumption – Common sense, initiative.

What does Aye mean in Scotland?

Aye means yes, often replacing the latter in day-to-day life in Scotland. Conversely, ‘aye, right’ is used when expressing feelings of disbelief (think of it as the Scottish equivalent to ‘yeah, right’).

What does stay local mean in Scotland?

People must stay within their council area for non-essential shopping and should only travel to another area for essential shopping if there are no practical alternatives. That’s why the current travel restrictions, which prevent non-essential travel outside your local authority area, are really important.

What does Minge mean in Scotland?

(mɪndʒ ) noun British vulgar, slang. the female genitals.

What is a FUD Scottish?

The term “fud” is used as Scottish slang for referring to someone as a foolish person – or more commonly, as female genitals.

Where does the word hen come from in Scotland?

Scottish words: hen. Hen is definitely a term of endearment, obviously for a female. I always think of it as a particularly west of Scotland word although it is sometimes used in the east.

Is the word hen dying out in Scotland?

I think hen is beginning to die out now and people seem to use words like ‘dear’ or ‘honey’. There should be a campaign to save the Scottish hen of endearment! My dad often called me hen. Well it saved him from getting our names mixed up, I was the third daughter after all and the fifth child.

Where does the term Scottish slang come from?

It means a phrase or a word which is characteristic of dialects of the Scots language. How many Scotticisms do you think you know?! Where does Scottish Slang come from?

Do you get used to being called a hen?

An English woman of my acquaintance once told me that she would never get used to being called ‘hen’, I don’t know why she found it so strange because it isn’t really any different from being called ‘duck’ which is very common in England. Of course in France it’s common to call someone ‘my little cabbage’, which somehow just doesn’t do it for me.