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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

Examples of haggis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its breakfast included haggis—and a dram of scotch. The Economist, "Schumpeter Farewell for now to a golden age of drinking," 23 May 2020 But for haggis purists in the United States, celebrating Burns Night can be a challenge. David Yaffe-bellany, New York Times, "Building the Perfect Meal With Sheep Lungs and a Suitcase," 24 Jan. 2020 Scotch eggs, haggis, sandwiches and other pub fare, $7-$30. Los Angeles Times, "Scotland a foodie haven? ’Tis true. And so is this: Haggis is kind of great," 20 July 2019 Johnson told Pence that Americans don't eat enough British lamb and haggis. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Boris Johnson tells Mike Pence the British aren't 'keen' on chlorinated chicken, wants Americans to eat more haggis," 3 Sep. 2019 Johnson did press for the removal of U.S. trade barriers on British products including lamb and beef and haggis, a Scottish dish made with the lungs of sheep. Washington Post, "Pence tiptoes past Brexit tumult for an oh-so-chipper chat," 6 Sep. 2019 What’s not to like about a sellout crowd, a bagpiper playing up the aisle and the delights of eating haggis? Heather Knight, SFChronicle.com, "Visiting every playground in SF in 1 summer: no walk in the park," 20 Aug. 2019 The sweaty haggis in my skull that calls itself a brain kept flashing a 404 error message. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "I can’t wrap my feeble American brain around this massive bike parking garage in the Netherlands," 20 Aug. 2019 In fact, the forecast for Edinburgh’s weekend calls for partly cloudy with highs in the 60s and a chance of haggis. Los Angeles Times, "Escapes: Scotland’s unexpectedly great food is a fare to remember," 25 July 2019

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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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25 May 2020

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“Haggis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haggis. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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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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