sporran


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spor·ran

 (spôr′ən, spŏr′-)
n.
A leather or fur pouch worn at the front of the kilt in the traditional dress of men of the Scottish Highlands.

[Scottish Gaelic sporan, from Middle Irish sparán, possibly from Late Latin bursa, bag; see bursa.]

sporran

(ˈspɒrən)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a large pouch, usually of fur, worn hanging from a belt in front of the kilt in men's Scottish Highland dress
[C19: from Scottish Gaelic sporan purse; compare Irish Gaelic sparán purse, Late Latin bursa bag]

spor•ran

(ˈspɒr ən)

n.
(in Scottish Highland costume) a large pouch, commonly of fur, that is worn suspended in front of a kilt.
[1745–55; < Scottish Gaelic sporan; compare Irish sparán purse]

sporran

A Scottish word for a large pouch worn with the kilt as part of Scottish Highland dress.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sporran - a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanderssporran - a fur or leather pouch worn at the front of the kilt as part of the traditional dress of Scottish Highlanders
pouch - a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
Translations

sporran

[ˈspɒrən] Nescarcela f

sporran

nFelltasche f (über dem Schottenrock getragen)
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He then began to question me cunningly, where I came from, whether I was rich, whether I could change a five-shilling piece for him (which he declared he had that moment in his sporran), and all the time he kept edging up to me and I avoiding him.
The full regalia consists of a kilt with the Saint David emblem, a formal Welsh jacket or a Welsh Charlie and tailed waistcoat, sporran, Welsh tie, kilt pin, hose, garter flashes and cufflinks.
John proposed to Carmel late last year outside the gates of Edinburgh Castle and insisted he would walk up the aisle dressed in his kilt and sporran.
But first prize for quirky went to US beauty tycoon Julie Macklowe, who rocked up to the 5th Avenue bash in a full-sized kilt dress and sporran.
Janet, who runs a kiltmaking business in Perth with son Marcus, made the sporran for Jackson's gangster in the film 51st State.
They cut off his sporran, which contained pounds 1,400, bank cards, his passport and phone, before stealing pounds 100 from Mr Gallacher, who suffers from cancer.
Bridegroom-to-be Gareth Moore, 46, arranged for full tartan regalia, complete with sporran and kilt, to be flown over for his wedding day Down Under.
Included is a Prince Charlie jacket and waistcoat, eight-yard heavyweight kilt, dress sporran and chain, kilt pin, kilt socks, flashes/garter, kilt shoes and skean dhu.
Not long before Bruce was born, another family pet Sporran, a Cairn terrier, died aged 16.
Pictures: ALAN PEEBLES' Black magic: Black kilt, pounds 299' sporran, pounds 120' black shirt, pounds 39.
STYLISH Italians are joining the sporran legion - with their own range of kilts.
A TARTAN Army pensioner was left penniless after having PS400 nicked from his sporran in Dublin.