- (Northern England) IPA(key): /naʊt/, /nɒʊt/
- Rhymes: -aʊt, -ɒʊt
- (English Midlands) IPA(key): /nəʊt/
- Rhymes: -əʊt
- Homophone: note
Dialectal pronunciation of naught.
nowt (not comparable)
nowt (plural nowts)
- (Scotland and Northern England) An ox.
- (Scotland and Northern England) A herd of cattle.
- (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, 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.
- The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
- nowt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN
- Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, 
- 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, 
- Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977