hoast

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See also: Hoast and hóast

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English *host, *hoste, from Old Norse hósti (a cough), akin to Icelandic hósti, Swedish hosta, Danish hoste (a cough). More at whoost.

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Noun[edit]

hoast (plural hoasts)

  1. (dialectal) A cough.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 17:
      in the winter time, right in the middle of the Lord's Prayer, maybe, you'd hear an outbreak of hoasts fit to lift off the roof [...].

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English *hosten, from Old Norse hósta (to cough), from Proto-Germanic *hwōstāną (to cough).

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Verb[edit]

hoast (third-person singular simple present hoasts, present participle hoasting, simple past and past participle hoasted)

  1. (intransitive, dialectal) To cough.

Etymology 3[edit]

Variant forms.

Noun[edit]

hoast (plural hoasts)

  1. Obsolete form of host.

Verb[edit]

hoast (third-person singular simple present hoasts, present participle hoasting, simple past and past participle hoasted)

  1. Obsolete form of host.

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