howff

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Scots howff, howf.

Noun[edit]

howff (plural howffs)

  1. (Scotland) tavern; public house

Scots[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier howf (timber yard; burial ground), probably a borrowing from Middle Dutch hof, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *hufą.

Noun[edit]

howff (plural howffs)

  1. a haunt or meeting place

Verb[edit]

howff

  1. (intransitive) to resort to a place