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hough

[ hok; Scot. hokh ]
/ hɒk; Scot. hɒx /
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noun

Scot. hock1(defs 1, 2).

verb (used with object)

Scot. to hamstring.

verb (used without object)

British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.

Nearby words

houdah, houdan, houdini, houdini, harry, houdon, hough, houghmagandie, houghton, houghton-le-spring, houhere, houma

Origin of hough

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

Definition 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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