(UK dialectal, Scotland) A national tongue (in contrast to a foreign language).
(UK dialectal, Scotland) The speech of a person or class of persons; form of speech; talk; utterance; manner of speaking or writing; phraseology; diction.
Origin of LEED
From Middle English leed, lede, shortened variant of leden (“language”), from Old English lēoden (“popular or national language, native tongue”), from Old English lēod (“poeple, nation”). Cognate with Scots leid (“language”). More at lede.
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