- deep-sea fishing grounds off the Shetland and Orkney Islands.
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
Look here, I'se got haaf a bob, and a good warming into the bargain.
I's tooked 'em hum a haaf a bob every night for t' week, and they b'longs to me.
But aater 'bout a haaf an hour Jim he zes, 'Veyther, an' how d'ee feel now?'A Glossary of Words used in the County of Wiltshire
George Edward Dartnell
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.
- a deep-sea fishing ground off the Shetland and Orkney Islands
Old English hæf sea; related to Old Norse haf; see heave
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