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hough

[ hok; Scots hokh ]
/ hɒk; Scots hɒx /
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noun
verb (used with object)
Scot. to hamstring.
verb (used without object)
British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.
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Origin of hough

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at hock1

Other definitions for hough (2 of 2)

Hough
[ huhf ]
/ hʌf /

noun
Emerson, 1857–1923, U.S. novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for hough

hough
/ (hɒk) British /

noun
another word for hock 1
(hɒx) in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin
verb (tr)
to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)

Word Origin for hough

C14: from Old English hōh heel
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