hoast

noun
\ˈhōst\
plural -s

Definition of hoast 

(Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British

: cough

hoast

verb
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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of hoast (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal, British

: cough

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History and Etymology for hoast

Noun

Middle English host, hoost, from Old Norse hōsti; akin to Old English hwōsta cough, Old High German huosto cough, Sanskrit kāsate he coughs

Verb

Middle English hosten, from Old Norse hōsta; akin to Old Norse hōsti, noun

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