[hok; Scot. hokh]
- Scot. hock1(defs 1, 2).
- Scot. to hamstring.
- British Dialect Obsolete. to clear the throat; hack.
Origin of hough
Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at hock1
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- another word for hock 1
- (hɒx) in Scotland, a cut of meat corresponding to shin
- to hamstring (cattle, horses, etc)
C14: from Old English hōh heel