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Origin of draught

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English draht (cognate with Dutch dracht, German Tracht, Old Norse drāttr ); akin to Old English dragan “to plug, drag, draw,” drōht “a pull (at the oars)”; see draw

pronunciation note for draught

Draught is a variant spelling of draft and is normally pronounced the same way, as [draft] /dræft/ or [drahft] /drɑft/ or with a vowel somewhere between [a] /æ/ and [ah]. /ɑ/. A pronunciation [drawt] /drɔt/ is sometimes heard for draught, perhaps because -aught is frequently pronounced [-awt] /-ɔt/ elsewhere, as in caught and taught.

OTHER WORDS FROM draught

draughter, nounun·der·draught, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH draught

1. draft, draught (see pronunciation note at the current entry)2. draught , drought
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British Dictionary definitions for draught

draught

US draft

/ (drɑːft) /

noun

See also draughts

Derived forms of draught

draughter or US drafter, noun

Word Origin for draught

C14: probably from Old Norse drahtr, of Germanic origin; related to draw
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