Hogmanay

[hog-muh-ney]

Origin of Hogmanay

First recorded in 1670–80; origin uncertain
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Hogmanay

noun
  1. (sometimes not capital)
    1. New Year's Eve in Scotland
    2. (as modifier)a Hogmanay party See also first-foot

Word Origin for Hogmanay

C17: Scottish and Northern English, perhaps from Norman French hoguinane, from Old French aguillanneuf the last day of the year; also, a New Year's eve gift
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