hough

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

noun

verb (used with object)

Scot. to hamstring.

verb (used without object)

British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.

Nearby words

  1. houdah,
  2. houdan,
  3. houdini,
  4. houdini, harry,
  5. houdon,
  6. houghmagandie,
  7. houghton,
  8. houghton-le-spring,
  9. houhere,
  10. houma

Origin of hough

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

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British Dictionary definitions for houghing

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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