shand

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English shande, schande, schonde, from Old English sceand, scand (shame, disgrace, infamy, ignominy, confusion; a shameful, infamous, or abominable thing; that which brings disgrace, scandal, disgraceful thing; a bad or infamous person, a buffoon, charlatan, wretch, imposter, recreant), from Proto-Germanic *skandō (shame, disgrace), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱem- (to cover, hide, conceal). Cognate with Dutch schande (shame, disgrace, reproach, dishonour, scandal), German Schande (shame, disgrace, ignominity, dishonour). Related to shame, shend.

Noun[edit]

shand (uncountable)

  1. Shame; scandal; disgrace.
  2. (UK dialectal, Scotland) Base coin.

Adjective[edit]

shand (comparative more shand, superlative most shand)

  1. (UK dialectal, Scotland) Worthless.