from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • pro. naught, nothing
  • n. naught, nothing
  • adv. naught, nothing
  • n. An ox.
  • n. Herd of cattle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neat cattle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See nout.


From Middle English naught, nought, naht, nawiht, from Old English. Compare naught. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English, from Old Norse. Cognate with Old English nēat. (Wiktionary)



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  • Familiar to me mainly from reading the James Herriot novels, where the Yorkshiremen are given to saying it that way.

    February 13, 2010

  • nowt < nought? anyone?

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  • nothing, or cows

    December 23, 2006