from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An English person.
- n. A Lowland Scot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Saxon; an Englishman; a Lowlander.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Saxon; an Englishman: a general name applied by the Scottish Highlanders of the British Isles to persons of Saxon race.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the Scots' term for an English person
If like me you you're a sassenach who has never heard of Robin Jenkins (1912 - 2005) then hie thee oot there and discover because I can't recommend him highly enough.
Itz reely messin usns arownd, innit? ratsnfratsnmumble sassenach bas… erm, prollee nawt teh best thyme to bee teechin yu skawtish cursees.
As far as I can make out He meant You can't have those jobs because Youre a bunch of useless, unskilled sassenach baboons, or something like that.
At this moment a vast rumbling was heard in the corridor outside, in some language Alec didn't know, and of which he could only distinguish the word sassenach.
"This sassenach is threatening to murder me, Lieutenant," complained
Wait till I get the sassenach into the annals of Tageruach, the hagiographer; I'll give him enough of the
Believe me ... they'd welcome the Skinnys more than a sassenach!!
The taxi driver who takes us to the restaurant greets her as an old friend, and relates a long and (to my sassenach ears) impenetrable story about some local gangsters.
Killing English by the 100's at the battle of the Little Bannock Burn was one of the happiest times of my life, oh I love ta kill the sassenach, and the Jap and the German, Americans and any wog also.
As could be said about the SNP except they only hate the sassenach so thats ok.