noun Scot. and North England.

a thick, wet fog along the seacoast.

Origin of haar

First recorded in 1665–75; north variant of hoar
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Examples from the Web for haar

Historical Examples of haar

  • “Not haar me, by thunder,” screeched the other, raising his voice.

    The Island Treasure

    John Conroy Hutcheson

  • When he comed along to the camp his haar war as black as a coal.

    Indian and Scout

    F. S. Brereton

  • To live through to-night and keep our haar we've got to kill some of them critters.

    Indian and Scout

    F. S. Brereton

  • The "hart" was once only confounded with "haar," and responded to by grasping at the hair.

  • We fought for over hawve an haar, summat like fifteen raands, punsin' and o' (kicking with clogs).

British Dictionary definitions for haar



Eastern British a cold sea mist or fog off the North Sea

Word Origin for haar

C17: related to Dutch dialect harig damp
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