nowt

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from Old English. Compare naught.

Pronoun[edit]

nowt

  1. (Northern England) naught, nothing
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Noun[edit]

nowt (uncountable)

A sign to tell visitors to this retail outlet that nothing is available
  1. (Northern England, Sussex) naught, nothing

Adverb[edit]

nowt (not comparable)

  1. (Northern England) naught, nothing
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, from Old Norse. Cognate with Old English nēat.

Noun[edit]

nowt (plural nowts)

  1. (Scotland and Northern England) An ox.
  2. (Scotland and Northern England) Herd of cattle.
  3. (figuratively, Scotland and Northern England) A dumb, crass, or clumsy person or a person who is stubborn or difficult.
    • 1929, James William Marriott editor, The Best One-act Plays of 1931[1], G.G. Harrap, published 1932, page 162:
      A hunner guineas for the heid o' that nowt Renwick, and him no' sae very far awa' frae your very nose at this meenit.

References[edit]

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • nowt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[3]
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [4]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[5]

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nowt

  1. (South Scots) naught, nothing

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