hocking ale

noun
hock·​ing ale | \ ˈhäkiŋ- \

Definition of hocking ale

archaic
: ale for the Hocktide festival

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History and Etymology for hocking ale

Middle English hokyng, gerund of hoken, hocken to celebrate Hocktide

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“Hocking ale.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hocking%20ale. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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