Meaning of auld-farrant in English:

auld-farrant

Pronunciation /ˌɔːldˈfarənt/

adjective

Scottish
  • 1rare Especially of a child or young adult: having the manners, temperament, or wisdom of an older person; characteristic of such a person; (sometimes more specifically) wise, prudent, shrewd.

  • 2Old-fashioned, antiquated.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Ralph Thoresby (1658–1725), antiquary and topographer. From auld, northern and Scots variant of old + farrand.