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hansel

[han-suh l] /ˈhæn səl/
noun, verb (used with object), hanseled, hanseling or (especially British) hanselled, hanselling.
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British Dictionary definitions for hansel

handsel

/ˈhænsəl/
noun
1.
a gift for good luck at the beginning of a new year, new venture, etc
verb (transitive) -sels, -selling, -selled (US) -sels, -seling, -seled
2.
to give a handsel to (a person)
3.
to begin (a venture) with ceremony; inaugurate
Word Origin
Old English handselen delivery into the hand; related to Old Norse handsal promise sealed with a handshake, Swedish handsöl gratuity; see hand, sell

hansel

/ˈhænsəl/
noun, verb
1.
a variant spelling of handsel
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