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Hogmanay

[hog-muh-ney] /ˌhɒg məˈneɪ/
noun, Scot.
1.
the eve of New Year's Day.
2.
(lowercase) a gift given on Hogmanay.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for Hogmanay

Hogmanay

/ˌhɒɡməˈneɪ/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital)
  1. New Year's Eve in Scotland
  2. (as modifier) a Hogmanay party See also first-foot
Word Origin
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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