[ hok; Scot. hokh ]
/ hɒk; Scot. hɒx /
Scot. hock1(defs 1, 2).
verb (used with object)
Scot. to hamstring.
verb (used without object)
British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.
- houdini, harry,
Origin of hough
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at hock1
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/ (hɒk) British /
another word for hock 1
(hɒx) in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin
to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)
Word Origin for hough
C14: from Old English hōh heel
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