haugh

noun
\ ˈhȯ(ḵ) How to pronounce haugh (audio) \

Definition of haugh

Scotland
: a low-lying meadow by the side of a river

First Known Use of haugh

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haugh

early Scots hawgh, hauch, going back to halch, halech (in Latin documents), going back to Old English healh, halch "corner, recess," of uncertain origin

Note: The Old English word is traditionally taken to be related to holh "cavity, hole" (see hollow entry 2), but if holh continues *hulh-a- and healh *halh-a- there is no certain relationship.

Learn More About haugh

Time Traveler for haugh

Time Traveler

The first known use of haugh was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near haugh

hauf

haugh

Haughey

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for haugh

Cite this Entry

“Haugh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haugh. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!