(comparative more shand, superlative most shand)
- (UK dialectal, Scotland) Worthless.
From Middle English shande, schande, schonde, from Old English sceand, scand (“shame, disgrace, infamy, ignominy, confusion; a shameful, infamous, or abominable thing; that which brings disgrace, scandal, disgraceful thing; a bad or infamous person, a buffoon, charlatan, wretch, imposter, recreant”), from Proto-Germanic *skandō (“shame, disgrace”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱem- (“to cover, hide, conceal”). Cognate with Dutch schande (“shame, disgrace, reproach, dishonour, scandal”), German Schande (“shame, disgrace, ignominity, dishonour”). Related to shame, shend.