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NounEdit

messages

  1. plural of message

NounEdit

messages pl (plural only)

  1. (Ireland, Scotland and Northern England) Shopping, groceries, errands.
    • 1983, Raymond McClean, The road to Bloody Sunday, page 119:
      I was going up the town to buy some messages.
    • 1987, Pulpsmith, volume 6, page 275:
      A South African woman, just married to an Irishman and newly arrived in this country, was shocked when her husband told her, "I just saw yer man in the shop when I was getting the messages (groceries)." "My what?" "Yer man. [] "
    • 1995, Alan Warner, Morvern Callar, Vintage 2015, p. 9:
      A woman with a well-to-do south voice told me to wash my soily hands before touching her messages.

VerbEdit

messages

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of message

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NounEdit

messages m

  1. plural of message

ScotsEdit

NounEdit

messages

  1. plural of message
  2. (plural only) shopping
    A'm jist awa for ma messages. = I'm just off to get some shopping.