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haaf

[hahf]
noun
  1. deep-sea fishing grounds off the Shetland and Orkney Islands.
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Origin of haaf

1785–95; < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse haf sea; cognate with Old English hæf; akin to heave
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Examples from the Web for haaf

Historical Examples

  • Look here, I'se got haaf a bob, and a good warming into the bargain.

    Her Benny

    Silas Kitto Hocking

  • I's tooked 'em hum a haaf a bob every night for t' week, and they b'longs to me.

    Her Benny

    Silas Kitto Hocking

  • But aater 'bout a haaf an hour Jim he zes, 'Veyther, an' how d'ee feel now?'

  • An' tha went at th' business o' thy own accord an' managt it i' haaf an hour!

    That Lass O' Lowrie's

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • Haaf, hf, n. a deep-sea fishing-ground off the coast of Shetland.


British Dictionary definitions for haaf

haaf

noun
  1. a deep-sea fishing ground off the Shetland and Orkney Islands
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Word Origin

Old English hæf sea; related to Old Norse haf; see heave
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