haugh

noun \ ˈhȯ(ḵ) \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of haugh

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

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


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