hough

[hok; Scot. hokh]
verb (used with object)
  1. Scot. to hamstring.
verb (used without object)
  1. British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.

Origin of hough

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

Hough

[huhf]
noun
  1. Emerson,1857–1923, U.S. novelist.
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Contemporary Examples of hough

  • Playful or not, anyone planning to pull a Hough on Halloween better be prepared to be exploited.

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    Why It’s Time to End Blackface, Finally

    Soraya Roberts

    October 31, 2013

  • Hough would have blended in seamlessly at the “Disco Africa”-themed Halloweek masquerade party held in Milan that same night.

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    Why It’s Time to End Blackface, Finally

    Soraya Roberts

    October 31, 2013

  • An avid gardener, he resides in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland with his wife, Brenda, and their two dogs, Gypsy and Ginger.

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    Trust Me, Dominique, Don't Run

    Mansfield Frazier

    May 18, 2011

  • But those titles were not enough for 20-year-old Hough, who used her DWTS fame to cross over into the music realm.

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    15 Singing Reality Stars

    Jaimie Etkin

    December 23, 2010

  • An avid gardener, he resides in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland with his wife Brenda and their two dogs, Gypsy and Ginger.

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    Why Bernie Did It

    Mansfield Frazier

    December 22, 2008

Historical Examples of hough


British Dictionary definitions for hough

hough

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

Word Origin for hough

C14: from Old English hōh heel
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