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  • Nowt — Nowt, n. pl. (Zo[ o]l.) Neat cattle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nowt — [naut] pron BrE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: nought] nothing used especially in the North of England ▪ I ve had nowt to eat since yesterday …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nowt — nowt1 [nout] pl.n. sing. nowt [ME < ON naut, cattle, akin to OE neat: see NEAT2] Chiefly Scot. cattle; oxen nowt2 [nout] pron., n. [Dial., Chiefly Brit.] nothing …   English World dictionary

  • nowt — ► PRONOUN & ADVERB N. English ▪ nothing …   English terms dictionary

  • nowt — [[t]na͟ʊt[/t]] PRON INDEF NEG Nowt is sometimes used to mean the same as nothing . [BRIT, DIALECT] I d got nowt to worry about... You could never do nowt right for him but he wasn t a bad chap. Syn: nothing …   English dictionary

  • nowt — nowt1 /nowt/, n., pl. nowt. Scot. and North Eng. 1. an ox. 2. a herd of cattle. [1150 1200; ME < Scand; cf. ON naut, NEAT2] nowt2 /noht/, n. Brit. Dial. naught; nothing. * * * …   Universalium

  • nowt — I Cumbrian Dictionary (pronoun. nowt) nothing. e.g. Thes nowt better un lowpin ower yats = There is nothing better than jumping over gates. See also owt. II Mawdesley Glossary 1. nought, nothing. 2. naughty, wicked …   English dialects glossary

  • Nowt — This is Yorkshire for nothing. Similarly owt is Yorkshire for anything. Hence the expression you don t get owt for nowt . Roughly translated as you never get anything for nothing or there s no such thing as a free lunch …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • nowt — Noun. Nothing. E.g. There s nowt wrong with it, it works fine, honest! Orig. Scottish/Northern dialect Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • nowt — /naʊt/ (say nowt) noun Colloquial naught; nothing. Also, nowte. {Scottish} …   Australian English dictionary

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