nowt

1
[ nout ]
/ naʊt /

noun, plural nowt. Scot. and North England.

an ox.
a herd of cattle.

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Origin of nowt

1
1150–1200; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse naut, neat2

Definition for nowt (2 of 2)

nowt2
[ noht ]
/ noʊt /

noun British Dialect.

naught; nothing.
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British Dictionary definitions for nowt (1 of 2)

nowt1
/ (naʊt) /

noun

Northern English a dialect word for nothing

Word Origin for nowt

from naught

British Dictionary definitions for nowt (2 of 2)

nowt2
/ (naʊt) /

noun

Scot and Northern English a dialect word for bullock, cattle

Word Origin for nowt

C13: from Old Norse naut; see neat ²
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