haggis

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Etymology[edit]

A whole haggis at a Burns supper
Haggis (top left) served with neeps and tatties (mashed swede and potatoes; bottom and top right)

From Late Middle English hagis (haggis), from hag, haggen (to chop, cut, hack; to cut into) (from Old Norse hǫggva (to hew)),[1] or from hakken (to chop, hack; to dice, mince) (from Old English hēawan (to chop, hew; to dice, mince)),[2] both ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kewh₂- (to hew; to beat, strike; to forge).[3]

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Noun[edit]

haggis (countable and uncountable, plural haggises)

  1. A traditional Scottish dish made from minced sheep offal with oatmeal and spices, etc., originally boiled in the stomach of a sheep but now often in an artificial casing, and usually served with neeps and tatties (mashed swede and potatoes) and accompanied with whisky.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ haggis” (US) / “haggis” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press; “haggen, v.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. ^ hakken, v.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 28 October 2017.
  3. ^ hagis, n.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 28 October 2017.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

haggis m (plural haggis)

  1. haggis

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

haggis m (uncountable)

  1. haggis (Scottish dish made of minced offal and oatmeal)