Hogmanay

Hogmanay

[hog-muh-ney]
noun Scot.
1.
the eve of New Year's Day.
2.
(lowercase) a gift given on Hogmanay.

Origin:
1670–80; origin uncertain

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Hogmanay (ˌhɒɡməˈneɪ)
 
n
(sometimes not capital)
 a.  New Year's Eve in Scotland
 b.  See also first-foot (as modifier): a Hogmanay party
 
[C17: Scottish and Northern English, perhaps from Norman French hoguinane, from Old French aguillanneuf the last day of the year; also, a New Year's eve gift]

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