[hok; Scot. hokh]
- Scot. hock1(defs 1, 2).
- Scot. to hamstring.
- British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.
Origin of hough
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at hock1
- Emerson,1857–1923, U.S. novelist.
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Examples from the Web for hough
Playful or not, anyone planning to pull a Hough on Halloween better be prepared to be exploited.
Hough would have blended in seamlessly at the “Disco Africa”-themed Halloweek masquerade party held in Milan that same night.
An avid gardener, he resides in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland with his wife, Brenda, and their two dogs, Gypsy and Ginger.Trust Me, Dominique, Don't Run
May 18, 2011
But those titles were not enough for 20-year-old Hough, who used her DWTS fame to cross over into the music realm.15 Singing Reality Stars
December 23, 2010
An avid gardener, he resides in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland with his wife Brenda and their two dogs, Gypsy and Ginger.Why Bernie Did It
December 22, 2008
Just as Mr. Hough was going to strike the match, he said: "Stop--stop him no good."Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Roger vowed he would drown all the little pigs, and hough the cow.The Settlers at Home
You see Hough and talk to him personally—put it to him straight.The Defiant Agents
Andre Alice Norton
On April 15 the Fellows, as they had the undoubted right to do, chose Hough.A Student's History of England, v. 2 (of 3)
Samuel R. Gardiner.
Hough led Neale across the room to where he could look into the dance-hall.The U.P. Trail
- another word for hock 1
- (hɒx) in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin
- to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)
C14: from Old English hōh heel
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