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From Middle High German and Old High German huon, from Proto-West Germanic *hōn.



Hohn n (plural Höhner or Hehner or Hohnder, diminutive Höhnche or Hehnche)

  1. (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian) chicken; hen
    • ca. 1970, Blom un Blömcher, Ov de Hohn bes oder Hahn (carnival song)
      Wann de Hohn bes, moss de Eier läje könne.
      Wann de Hahn bes, moss de op de Höhner klemme könne.
      Janz ejal, ov de Hohn bes oder Hahn!
      If you're a hen, you must be able to lay eggs.
      If you're a rooster you must be able to climb on the hens.
      It's really not a big thing whether you're a hen or a rooster!

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural is Höhner in Ripuarian, Hehner in Moselle Franconian. Hohnder is a dated variant, chiefly in Ripuarian.



From Middle High German hōn, from Old High German hōna, from Proto-Germanic *haunō, related with Proto-West Germanic *haunijan, << Proto-Germanic *haunijaną (to shame; embarrass; humiliate), whence English hean; see there.


  • IPA(key): /hoːn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oːn


Hohn m (strong, genitive Hohnes or Hohns, no plural)

  1. mockery; scorn; derision
    Synonym: Spott


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Further reading[edit]

  • Hohn” in Duden online
  • Hohn” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache