Words and Phrases



a social gathering in the evening

Alternative spelling/meaning:

swaree; soiree

In Literature:

Excerpt from Swarees by Bab M'Keen

Wasn’t it weel the swarees ir’ nearly a’ ower
afore they riz the price o’ cur’ns
or the wee blak things they mak sprickled breed o’
in this country

You might also like


Be the first to comment

Quick Lookup

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.