Definitions for hogmanayˌhɒg məˈneɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Hog•ma•nay*ˌhɒg məˈneɪ(n.)

  1. New Year's Eve.

    Category: Scottish

  2. (l.c.) a gift given on Hogmanay.

    Category: Scottish

* Scot..

Origin of Hogmanay:

1670–80; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hogmanay(noun)

    New Year's Eve in Scotland

Wiktionary

  1. Hogmanay(ProperNoun)

    New Year's Eve.

  2. Hogmanay(ProperNoun)

    A celebration or gift for New Year's Eve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hogmanay(noun)

    the old name, in Scotland, for the last day of the year, on which children go about singing, and receive a dole of bread or cakes; also, the entertainment given on that day to a visitor, or the gift given to an applicant

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  1. Hogmanay

    Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year in the Scottish manner. However, it is normally only the start of a celebration that lasts through the night until the morning of New Year's Day or, in some cases, 2 January—a Scottish Bank Holiday.

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