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[hey, ha] /heɪ, hæ/
verb (used with object), auxiliary verb, Scot.


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  • He wad hae dune weel eneuch gin they wad only hae latten him be.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • I'll be ben mysel' in a meenute or twa to hae a crack wi' her.

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • I ken I could never get oot o' their neighbourhood, an' mony a shift an' change I hae made for that express purpose.

  • And maybe I hae been ower lang in comin to that same plainness!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • It would hae been as easy to hae driven mensuration into the head o' an ox, as instruction into the brain o' Jock Mathewson.

  • But for the fut, it's aye perfec' eneuch to be my pattern, for it's the only ane I hae to follow!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • It was an awfu' business on him to hae a young wife sae helpless, but he wasna the man to cast that at me.

    A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
  • I hae seen the lassie ance mair, and she's better and bonnier nor ever!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for hae


/heɪ; /
a Scot variant of have
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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an attempt to represent the Scottish pronunciation of have.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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