- an ox.
- a herd of cattle.
Origin of nowt1
1150–1200; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse naut, neat2
- naught; nothing.
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Examples from the Web for nowt
Folks say father and son are as like as peas, but nowt of the sort.The Shadow of a Crime
But don't the folk see that his wife as it might be, Miss Greta as was, won't have nowt to say to him?A Son of Hagar</p>
Sir Hall Caine
"'Appen 'twas nowt," the postman at length allowed, peering cautiously about.Bob, Son of Battle
Just fit for nowt else but cuttin' up t' bait for t' harrin' fishin'.'Border Ghost Stories
"It's nowt as can be cured," said the lad, and turned his quiet face away."Seth"
Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Northern English a dialect word for nothing
C13: from Old Norse naut; see neat ²
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