Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English cold


  • IPA(key): /kɔld/ (Central Scots and some Southern Scots dialects North-East Ireland dialect; [d] omitted in some dialects)
  • IPA(key): /kald/ (Doric and most Southern Scots dialects; [d] omitted in Doric)

The second pronunciation occurs in Scots dialects with the cat-caught merger (where both are pronounced /kat/; not to be confused with the cot-caught merger), but the first occurs in those who don't have it.


cauld (comparative caulder, superlative cauldest)

  1. Cold.

Etymology 2Edit


cauld (plural caulds)

  1. A dam in a stream; a weir.