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howk

\ˈhōk\

Definition of howk

  1. dialectal British variant of hawk

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howk

verb \"\

Definition of howk

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. dialectal, British :  to hollow out :  excavate, dig —often used with a preposition lobsters had got at it … and howked pieces out of it — E. F. Benson

  3. intransitive verb
  4. dialectal, British :  dig the dog was howking in the yard

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Origin and Etymology of howk

Middle English holken; akin to Middle Low German holken to hollow out; derivatives from the root of Old English hol hollow — more at hole


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