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hogan

[ hoh-gawn, -guhn ]
/ ˈhoʊ gɔn, -gən /
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noun
a traditional Navajo dwelling constructed of branches and tree bark and covered with mud or sod, with a doorway facing east: maintained and used by modern Navajo people for religious and cultural ceremonies.
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Origin of hogan

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; from Navajo hooghan “hogan, home”

Other definitions for hogan (2 of 2)

Hogan
[ hoh-guhn ]
/ ˈhoʊ gən /

noun
Ben, 1912–97, U.S. golfer.
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British Dictionary definitions for hogan (1 of 2)

hogan
/ (ˈhəʊɡən) /

noun
a wooden dwelling covered with earth, typical of the Navaho Indians of N America

Word Origin for hogan

from Navaho

British Dictionary definitions for hogan (2 of 2)

Hogan
/ (ˈheʊɡən) /

noun
Ben, full name William Benjamin Hogan. 1912–97, US golfer
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