Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 2005 supplement.
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AHINTHAND, AHIN'-HAN', adv., pred.adj.
1. Late, after the event.Bnff.2 1931:
It's easy to be weise ahin'-han'.Abd. 1993:
I'm aa ahin-han wi deein ma tax return. Edb. 2003:
Ah'm ahint hand wi awthing that haes tae be duin afore the end o the year.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.:
Ahinthand, late, belated.
2. In arrears (with payment, etc.).Bnff.2 1931:
I hear he's ahin'-han' wi' the rent.
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