Meaning of auld ally in English:

auld ally

noun

  • Chiefly with the: France, as a traditional ally of Scotland; (also occasionally) Scotland viewed in relation to France. Also in plural: the French, as traditional allies of Scotland.

Pronunciation

auld ally

/ˌɔːld ˈalʌɪ/ /ˌəʊld ˈalʌɪ/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From auld, Scots variant of old + ally, after auld alliance.