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howk

\ ˈhōk \

Definition of howk

  • dialectal British variant of

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howk

verb \ " \

Definition of howk

-ed/-ing/-s
transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
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


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