nowt

1
[nout]

Origin of nowt

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

nowt

2
[noht]
noun British Dialect.
  1. naught; nothing.
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Examples from the Web for nowt

Historical Examples of nowt

  • Folks say father and son are as like as peas, but nowt of the sort.

  • But don't the folk see that his wife as it might be, Miss Greta as was, won't have nowt to say to him?

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • "'Appen 'twas nowt," the postman at length allowed, peering cautiously about.

    Bob, Son of Battle

    Alfred Ollivant

  • Just fit for nowt else but cuttin' up t' bait for t' harrin' fishin'.'

  • "It's nowt as can be cured," said the lad, and turned his quiet face away.

    "Seth"

    Frances Hodgson Burnett


British Dictionary definitions for nowt

nowt

1
noun
  1. Northern English a dialect word for nothing

Word Origin for nowt

from naught

nowt

2
noun
  1. 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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