Auld Enemy

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Auld Enemy

  1. (Scotland) England, or the English people
    • 2018 February 24, Paul Rees, “Finn Russell masterminds historic Scotland victory over England”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Two years ago Scotland started against England here, following a rousing rendition of Flower of Scotland, like a deflated set of bagpipes. This time they matched their crowd and were at full bellow as they played with a sustained, controlled fury to record their first victory over the Auld Enemy for 10 years and throw open the championship.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the long history of conflict between Scotland and England.

Proper noun[edit]

Auld Enemy

  1. The English people, especially when in a sporting context.

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