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[hahr] /hɑr/
noun, Scot. and North England.
a thick, wet fog along the seacoast.
Origin of haar
First recorded in 1665-75; north variant of hoar Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for haar
Historical Examples
  • “Not haar me, by thunder,” screeched the other, raising his voice.

    The Island Treasure John Conroy Hutcheson
  • When he comed along to the camp his haar war as black as a coal.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • To live through to-night and keep our haar we've got to kill some of them critters.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • The "hart" was once only confounded with "haar," and responded to by grasping at the hair.

  • We fought for over hawve an haar, summat like fifteen raands, punsin' and o' (kicking with clogs).

    Lancashire Idylls (1898) Marshall Mather
  • A gust o' win' is skirlin' the noo, and as we luik ower the faem, the haar is risin', weetin' the green swaird wi' misty shoo'rs.

  • History broods over that part of the world like the easterly 157 haar.

  • We'd hauf an haar to wait for th' train to Payris, an' Billy made straight for th' refreshment raam.

    Seets I' Paris John Hartley
  • Mountaineers have peculiar difficulty with diphthongs: haar (hair), cheer (chair), brile, and a host of others.

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
  • Tha'll sit thear, remarkin an praichin bi th' haar together, an nivver give me a chonce to get in a word edgeways.

British Dictionary definitions for haar


(Eastern Brit) a cold sea mist or fog off the North Sea
Word Origin
C17: related to Dutch dialect harig damp
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