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EnglishEdit

 
A wooden shack in Upton, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, England, UK, for selling cider. At the time the photograph was taken, the shack was closed and had a sign stating "Nowt left in here", indicating to visitors that there was no more cider available.

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Dialectal pronunciation of naught.

PronounEdit

nowt

  1. (Northern England) Naught, nothing.
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NounEdit

nowt ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Northern England, Sussex) Naught, nothing.
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AdverbEdit

nowt ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Northern England) Naught, nothing.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English, from Old Norse. Cognate with Old English nēat.

NounEdit

nowt ‎(plural nowts)

  1. (Scotland and Northern England) An ox.
  2. (Scotland and Northern England) A herd of cattle.
  3. (figuratively, Scotland and Northern England) A dumb, crass, or clumsy person, or a person who is difficult or stubborn.
    • 1929, James William Marriott, editor, The Best One-act Plays of 1931[1], G.G. Harrap, published 1932, page 162:
      A hunner guineas for the heid o' that nowt Renwick, and him no' sae very far awa' frae your very nose at this meenit.

ReferencesEdit

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • nowt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [3]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[4]

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

nowt

  1. (South Scots) naught, nothing

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