c.1400, haute, "high in one's own estimation, haughty," from Old French haut (11c.) "main, principal; proud, noble, dignified; eminent; loud; grand," literally "high," from Latin altus "high" (see old); with initial h- by influence of Frankish hoh "high." Spelling altered 16c. by influence of caught, naught, etc.

Nearby words

  1. hauberk,
  2. haud,
  3. hauf,
  4. haugh,
  5. haughey,
  6. haughtiness,
  7. haughty,
  8. hauhau,
  9. haul,
  10. haul off

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