Definition of skean dhu noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skean dhu

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌskiːən ˈduː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌskiːən ˈduː//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌskiːn ˈduː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌskiːn ˈduː//
 
 
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a knife which is worn inside a sock with traditional Scottish clothing Word Origin early 19th cent.: from skean (from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sgian ‘knife’) + Scottish Gaelic dubh ‘black’.