noun plural but singular in construction
ha·​vings | \ ˈhāvinz \

Definition of havings

: deportment, behavior, manners specifically : good manners a lady of gentle havings

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First Known Use of havings

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for havings

Middle English, from plural of having, gerund of haven to have

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“Havings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/havings. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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