Words and Phrases
callan

“callan”

Meaning:

boy or young man

Alternative spelling/meaning:

callen

In Literature:

Excerpt from Paddy's Trip to North Britain by Francis Boyle

A callan that was herdin’ sheep,
cam’ rinin’ down the brae sae steep

Excerpt from To the Potatoe by James Orr

Gif thou’d withdraw for ae camping
thy brow-beat callens


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