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[hag-is] /ˈhæg ɪs/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
a traditional pudding made of the heart, liver, etc., of a sheep or calf, minced with suet and oatmeal, seasoned, and boiled in the stomach of the animal.
Origin of haggis
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English hageys < Anglo-French *hageis, equivalent to hag- (root of haguer to chop, hash < Middle Dutch hacken to hack1) + -eis noun suffix used in cookery terms Unabridged
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  • It was the same course that had been taken by Mackintosh and haggis earlier in the day.

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  • haggis and I came upon it this morning a hundred yards from Silver Lake.

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  • haggis'll maybe pick up tracks there that'll be o' use to us.

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  • If you'll unpack the mare and tether her, haggis, we can see aboot the fire and the meat.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • I don't care if you are as Scotch as a haggis, I know in advance what your feelings will be.

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British Dictionary definitions for haggis


a Scottish dish made from sheep's or calf's offal, oatmeal, suet, and seasonings boiled in a skin made from the animal's stomach
Word Origin
C15: perhaps from haggen to hack1
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Word Origin and History for haggis

dish of chopped entrails, c.1400, now chiefly Scottish, but it was common throughout Middle English, perhaps from Old French agace "magpie," on analogy of the odds and ends the bird collects. The other theory [Klein, Watkins] traces it to Old English haggen "to chop" (see hack (v.1)).

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