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 1), but if holh continues *hulh-a- and healh *halh-a- there is no certain relationship.

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“Haugh.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haugh. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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