Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Braw

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braw
(br·aww) Dialect, chiefly Scot -adj.
1. fine, pleasant, esp. weather (“It’s a braw day the day” or “It’s a braw, bricht, moonlicht nicht the nicht“).
2. attractive, pretty (often in “You’re really braw, hen. Fancy a Ruby Murray?“).

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  1. Ruby Murray is slang (rhyming slang for curry).
    Braw is NOT slang, it is a proper Scots language word.
    Scots is NOT slang.
    You might want to have a look at http://www.dsl.ac.uk/ and http://www.scotslanguage.com/.
    Good luck

  2. This is funny. I’m Norwegian and the word «bra» in Norwegian means «good». Same word? Probably! ?

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