Meaning of nae in English:


Pronunciation /neɪ/


  • Scottish form of no (determiner)

    ‘it's nae bother’
    • ‘Anyway, a deal has been struck, the cash handed over and so the thousands, nae millions, of devoted fans can get their regular fix of this rubbish.’
    • ‘If that's the case I can understand why my mum and dad split up because there was nae money in the house, simple as that.’
    • ‘A member of the public famously captured the essence of his personality when he said: ‘The thing I like about you is that you have nae dignity.’’
    • ‘But that was nothing to what Allan Wilson got when he moaned: ‘How can I eat this fish when there's nae chips.’’
    • ‘I've nae money to get us out of this but we all know that.’


  • Scottish form of no (exclamation)

    • ‘He was asked if he was ever going back east. 'Nae, son,' he replied’


  • 1

    Scottish form of not (adverb)

    ‘it's nae as guid as whiskey’
    • ‘he's nae doing badly south of the border’
  • 2

    Scottish form of no (adverb)

    • ‘we were just bairns, nae aulder than you lassies are’