hag·​gis | \ˈha-gəs \

Definition of haggis 

: a traditionally Scottish dish that consists of the heart, liver, and lungs of a sheep or a calf minced with suet, onions, oatmeal, and seasonings and boiled in the stomach of the animal

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For the uninitiated, haggis is a Scottish delicacy of sheep or calf offal mixed with oatmeal, suet and seasoning boiled in a bag (often from the animal’s stomach). Jen Banowetz, chicagotribune.com, "Itasca's Scottish Festival and Highland Games brings Scotland to the suburbs," 13 May 2018 The full Scottish breakfast, featuring bacon, black pudding, haggis, sausages, beans, eggs, tomato, mushroom and a potato scone, was an absolute delight. New York Times, "At Black Ivy in Edinburgh, Little Luxuries and a Big Breakfast," 15 June 2018 The party will reportedly celebrate the couple's ties to Scotland with haggis bites and a bagpiper. Katie Frost, Town & Country, "All the Details on Pippa Middleton's Wedding!," 20 May 2017 Not that there's anything particularly wrong with it (with the possible exception of the haggis bonbons, which are wrong in several ways). Jason Wilson, chicagotribune.com, "What I learned about America's future from visiting Trump resorts around the world," 14 Mar. 2018 The Old Kiln Cafe serves up hearty Scottish delicacies, from haggis in pepper sauce to traditional Clootie dumplings (pudding made with fruit and spices). Nate Erickson, Esquire, "There Are Eight Reasons to Visit This Scottish Island. All of Them Are Booze.," 8 Mar. 2018 Meanwhile in Scotland, people have been drooling over haggis for centuries. Katie Jackson, Esquire, "9 Things to Get from the Butcher That Aren’t Meat," 18 Jan. 2018 In the morning, take in views of the sea and the ongoings of distillery life from your humble abode, then go on and seize the day—or at least some haggis. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "Here's Your 2018 Travel Bucket List," 14 Dec. 2017 Celebrate your summit of Ben Nevis with a whiskey or craft beer and vegetarian haggis (or the real deal) at the Ben Nevis Inn & Bunkhouse, at the base of the trail (ben-nevis-inn.co.uk). Anna Russell, WSJ, "A Keats-Inspired Tour of Scotland, From Pubs to Peaks," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of haggis

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haggis

Middle English hagese

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English Language Learners Definition of haggis

: a Scottish dish made from the organs of a sheep that are chopped up, mixed with suet, onions, oatmeal, and seasonings, and boiled in the stomach of the sheep

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