[ houf, ouf; hohf, ohf ]

  1. an abode; a familiar shelter or resort.

verb (used without object)
  1. to reside.

  2. to visit a familiar haunt.

Origin of howff

First recorded in 1555–65; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use howff in a sentence

  • Too often in Dumfries was Burns wiled into the howffs and haunts of these seasoned casks.

    Robert Burns | Gabriel Setoun