from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Any place of resort; a haunt, as a drinking-house.
- To resort frequently to a place; hang around.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Scotland
tavern; public house
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On his journey home to Ayrshire, he passed through Dumfries (where he later lived), the site of the Globe Inn, which he described as his “favourite howff” (or “inn”).
Hoff, howff, haaf, and haven, are all modifications of the same word.
It was a great howff, o 'Mr. Soulis's onyway; there he would sit an' consider his sermons; and inded it's a bieldy bit.
Harm himself he did, for you could not associate with Jock M'Craw and the like without drinking in every howff you came across.
It was a great howff, o 'Mr. Soulis's onyway; there he would sit an' consider his sermons 'and inded it's a bieldy bit.
Senatus of the University of Cramond -- an educational institution in which I have the honour to be Professor of Nonsense -- meet to do honour to our friend Icarus, at the old-established howff, Cramond
It was a great howff o 'Mr. Soulis's, onyway; there he would sit an' consider his sermons; and indeed it's a bieldy bit.
Excise business, and of protracted lingerings at a certain _howff_, place of resort, called the Globe Tavern, which boded no good.
"Julius 'howff," at Stenhouse (_Stone-house_) on the Carron, and what was its use and object?
` ` Where was't that Robertson and you were used to howff thegither?