[ hahkh, hahf ]

  1. a stretch of alluvial land forming part of a river valley; bottom land.

Origin of haugh

before 900; Middle English halche, hawgh,Old English healh corner, nook

Words Nearby haugh

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How to use haugh in a sentence

  • The lady told her little story—whatever it was Jocelyn could not hear it—the statesman laughed: 'haugh-haugh-haugh!'

    The Well-Beloved | Thomas Hardy
  • I think, standing at any point in the great haugh of the Danube, I could see as much grain as all Scotland could produce.

    The Book-Hunter | John Hill Burton
  • Some gipsy queen in haugh of the Tweed hath wooed thee out of thy affection for thy Isabel; and now thou askest what hath kept me.

  • "I will never set my foot inside the haugh," Rupert said, firmly.

    The Cornet of Horse | G. A. Henty
  • At her marriage, your mother will of course live at the haugh with Sir William.

    The Cornet of Horse | G. A. Henty

British Dictionary definitions for haugh


/ (hɑːk, hɑːf, Scottish hɒx) /

  1. Scot and Northern English dialect a low-lying often alluvial riverside meadow

Origin of haugh

Old English healh corner of land; see hollow

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