messages

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

messages

  1. plural form of message
  2. (plural only, Ireland, Scotland and Northern England) groceries
    • 1983, Raymond McClean, The road to Bloody Sunday, page 119:
      I was going up the town to buy some messages.
    • 1987, Pulpsmith, volume 6, page 275:
      A South African woman, just married to an Irishman and newly arrived in this country, was shocked when her husband told her, "I just saw yer man in the shop when I was getting the messages (groceries)." "My what?" "Yer man. [] "

Verb[edit]

messages

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of message

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

messages ?

  1. plural form of message

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

messages

  1. plural form of message
  2. (plural only) shopping
    A'm jist awa for ma messages. = I'm just off to get some shopping.