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Sassenach

(ˈsæsəˌnæk; Scottish -næx)
n
(Peoples) sometimes Scot and Irish an English person or a Lowland Scot
[C18: from Scottish Gaelic Sasunnach, Irish Sasanach, from Late Latin saxonēs Saxons]

Sassenach

A Scottish word for an English person or a Highlander’s word for a Lowland Scot.
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Noun1.Sassenach - the Scots' term for an English person
English person - a native or inhabitant of England
Translations

Sassenach

[ˈsæsənæx] N (Scot) (sometimes pej) → inglés/esa m/f

Sassenach

(Scot: pej, hum)
nEngländer(in) m(f)
adjenglisch
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They tell me - the Sassenach tell me - that in time I shall be able without a blush to make Albert say 'darling,' and even gather her up in his arms, but I begin to doubt it; the moment sees me as shy as ever; I still find it advisable to lock the door, and then - no witness save the dog - I 'do' it dourly with my teeth clenched, while the dog retreats into the far corner and moans.
Sassenachs may recall that Lot18 released four limited edition "Outlander" wines last year.
But Sassenachs, Paddys and Jocks They all pulled up their socks When the rebuilding began, And now 25 years on, the ruins have all gone And we've got the finest city built by man.
Outlander follows nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) as she time travels from 1945 to 1743, when the Scots are fighting Sassenachs - the English.
We could who takes MP: Idris Styles, Lollipop Scots are waving banners and declaring the election will be a chance to show the Sassenachs in London the strength of feeling for independence.
They are always so out of control that there is danger in the air" Camp comedian Julian Clary, above, on his pet hate "Stand-up comedy is like sex with your missus - better if you just let her get on with it on her own" How comedienne Laura Lexx dealt with a heckler "I tend to play rather odd men" Rowan Atkinson of Mr Bean fame "The Bank of England has made very plain many times that the notion of the SNP spending its way to oblivion with the Sassenachs picking up the tab is an idea away with the fairies" Writer Frederick Forsyth on the question of Scottish independence
There is a kind of chop-smacking relish with which the SNP and Labour in Scotland approach the idea of taxing the sassenachs in London and the south-east in order to pay for things in Scotland.
It could be viewed that the volume of publicity might be a measure of the obvious concern they are feeling should the outcome of the referendum now gathering apace be successful and which could have serious effect on their tourist industry as more and more visiting Sassenachs would have second thoughts about holidaying in a region no longer part of the United Kingdom.
So I was rather surprised when a regular contributor to our letters page, Mr Pitt the Elder, chose to suggest he was surprised to hear a dour Scot claiming to be proud of being British, inferring so close a union with Sassenachs dragons and leprechauns.
Andy, who is attempting to win his first Grand Slam title, once said "Anyone but England" when asked who he wanted to win, but he has lived in London for a number of years and admits he's keen to see the Sassenachs lift the Cup.
The Scotland international is putting national pride aside and throwing his weight behind the Sassenachs, who will be trying to upset the form guide once again when they take on the mighty South Africans in Paris.
They had, I recalled, been wrapped in a bag featuring a picture of Bonnie Prince Charlie wielding a claymore, as he led a Highland charge into the hapless ranks of Sassenachs.