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chained_bear commented on the word hochmagandy
Usage on spavined.
January 29, 2010
richards commented on the word hochmagandy
Nabokov used it to denote sex "just for the fun of it."
December 26, 2008
sionnach commented on the word hochmagandy
December 14, 2008
bilby commented on the word hochmagandy
HOCHMAGANDY, n. Also houghmagandie, -y. Fornication. Also used attrib. The word is obs. except as a reminiscence of Burns, etc. hoxməˈgɑndi
*Abd. a.1700 J. Maidment New Book Old Ballads (1885) 11:
And well I wot he kens the gate To play at hough-ma-gandy.
*Abd. 1746 W. Forbes Dominie Deposed lxxvii.:
Play up, sae merry as we hae been. . . . Gin the kirk wad let’s alane’ Or Houghmagandy.
*Ayr. 1785 Burns Holy Fair xxvii.:
An’ monie jobs that day begin, May end in Houghmagandie Some ither day.
*Gall. 1796 J. Lauderdale Poems 50:
Be not sair on hough-magandie, As it’s a fit o’ friendly passion, And vera muckle now in fashion.
*Rnf. 1805 R. Tannahill Poems (1876) 44:
The priest convenes his scandal court, Tae ken what houghmagandie sport Has been gaun on within the parish.
A ludicrous formation based on Hoch (cf. Hochle, v., 3.) and phs. Canty.
- Dictionary of Scots Language.
garyth123 commented on the word hochmagandy
illicit sexual intercourse
this word occurs in one of Burns' poems, and Vladimir Nabokov makes use of it in Pale Fire.
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