Definitions

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  • n. A cough or gasp

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Sie ist wunderschoen umd sexy,aber auf vielen Fotos umweht sie ein hauch von Traurigkeit.

    The Gunslinger

  • Thirty-five percent of the innumerable participants in the survey chose some form of this onomatopoeic verb, from haar and haw to harf and hauch.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The hauch form, three readers noted, is from the German hauchen, “to exhale.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Sandy gae a bit hauch, an 'swallowed a spittal, an' stappin 'forrit a bittie, began -- "Mester Chairman ----" He gae Pottie a glower that nearhand knokit him aff the box he was sittin' on.

    My Man Sandy

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