Has a variety of meanings including worn-out, unfair, frightened, and more. Of obscure origin. Possibly from old Scottish Gaelic 'sean', meaning old, worn, ancient.
using Scots words again, minger?
wot you on abaht? this is ours! we invented it man!
2) A Northern English scally term used to vocalise embarrassment:
3) A Buddhist word to describe the compassionate fundamental nature of Great Enlightened Beings...
2) "Your uncle is Pat Sharp... what a shan!!"
(To make a shan of oneself is to publicly embarrass oneself. ie "I made a shan of myself." Shant is it's past participle. ie "I was pure shant last night" or "I was shant reet up like, eh!")
3) man: "Dalai Lama... why is it that the more I think of people's inherently loving nature, my compassion for humanity grows?"
Dalai Lama: "You're pure shan...."