Old English hnot, of unknown origin.
nott (comparative more nott, superlative most nott)
- (obsolete) Bald.
- (now Britain dialect, Newfoundland) Of an animal: having no horns; polled.
- 1850, "On the Farming of Somerset", Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, vol. XI, p. 679:
- For these and other reasons farmers who occupy good land in the vale with their hill farms are getting tired of the horned sheep, and use their hill farms only as summering-ground for nott sheep and bullocks.
- 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles:
- Do ye know that riddle about the nott cows, Jonathan? Why do nott cows give less milk in a year than horned?
nott (third-person singular simple present notts, present participle notting, simple past and past participle notted)
- (obsolete) To shear.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Stow to this entry?)