Words and Phrases
cannie

“cannie”

Meaning:

careful, skillful, cleverly

Alternative spelling/meaning:

connie, connily, cannily

In Literature:

Excerpt from Tha Broonies an tha Soutar by BBC Tellytales - Translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

Yin day, tha soutar jubed he haed jist eneuch leather ower furtae mak yin perr o shoon.
Gye an canny, he shapit tha leather tha wye he cud yokk til warkin on thaim tha morn’s morn.

Excerpt from Tha Swurd in tha Stane by BBC Tellytales - Translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

A guid bit syne, in a kintrie the’ caa Wales,
leeved a canny auld warlock caa’ed Merlin.

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