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Hog·ma·nay

 (hŏg′mə-nā′, hŏg′mə-nā′)
n. Scots
1. The eve of New Year's Day, on which children traditionally go from house to house asking for presents.
2. A present requested or given on this day.

[Scots and English dialectal (Northern England), ultimately (perhaps via Late Middle English hagnonayse) of Middle French origin; akin to French regional hoguinane, refrain of songs sung by carolers going from house to house on New Year's Eve, word cried by children to request a present at the New Year, New Year's celebration or present, from Middle French aguinenno, aguilenno, aguilanneuf, alteration of Medieval Latin hōc in annō, in this year (words used as the refrain of songs sung in boisterous theatrical church processions performed on the eve of the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ (January 1) in medieval times) : Latin hōc, masculine ablative of hic, this + in, in + annō, ablative of annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]
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Hogmanay

(ˌhɒɡməˈneɪ)
n
(sometimes not capital)
a. New Year's Eve in Scotland
b. (as modifier): a Hogmanay party. See also first-foot
[C17: Scottish and Northern English, perhaps from Norman French hoguinane, from Old French aguillanneuf the last day of the year; also, a New Year's eve gift]
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Hog•ma•nay

(ˌhɒg məˈneɪ)

n. Scot.
1. New Year's Eve.
2. (l.c.) a gift given on Hogmanay.
[1670–80; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hogmanay - New Year's Eve in Scotland
December 31, New Year's Eve - the last day of the year
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Translations

Hogmanay

[ˈhɒgməneɪ] N (Scot) → Nochevieja f
HOGMANAY
Hogmanay es el nombre que recibe el día de Nochevieja en Escocia. La gente suele organizar fiestas y, cuando suenan las doce campanadas, cantan Auld Lang Syne, una canción típica escocesa, y brindan por el nuevo año. Después es costumbre salir a visitar a los amigos para dar juntos la bienvenida al año que comienza. La costumbre de ser los primeros en hacerlo se denomina first footing. Según la tradición es señal de prosperidad y buena suerte en el nuevo año si la primera persona que llega a la casa después de las doce de la noche es un hombre moreno que lleve algo de comida, bebida y un trozo de carbón.
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Hogmanay

[ˌhɒgməˈneɪ] n (Scottish)réveillon m du jour de l'An, Saint-Sylvestre f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Hogmanay

n (Scot) → Silvester nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Hogmanay

[ˈhɒgməˌneɪ] n (in Scotland) → San Silvestro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Old school Scottish Hogmany. Brigadoon on whisky with everyone singing along - I'm calling it Ceilidhoke.
I also have my eye on a tuxedo dress for Hogmany - it's a much chicer than the traditional LBD and means you can go all out with sparkling accessories and make-up.
He placed his hand on her leg and rubbed her thigh at a flat he moved to in the town's brown street between December 1 2014 and Hogmany the next year.
Sydney Harbour saw in 2014 in style, while Hogmany started early in Edinburgh with a Viking invasion, below
Even though the word hootenanny is most commonly linked to the Scottish hogmany blow-out, it's actually a general term for a celebration on any occasion.
In other incidents, Caroline Cumming, 23, died and her boyfriend, 24, was seriously injured when they were hit by a car as they walked from a Hogmany bash in Dundee .
The Journal can reveal that the Tuxedo Princess, the iconic floating nightclub close to the Tyne Bridge, will close after its Hogmany party.
While, for those who head for Ibrox and Tynecastle, their Hogmany hangovers could well last for twelve months.
Other big hits included the BBC's New Year celebrations, which attracted 7.3m, and BBC2's Jools' Annual Hogmany, which was watched by 2.5m.
It didn't matter where you lived, Wales, London or the Isle of Man (actually I'm not sure about that one, they may have had some weird stuff of their own), it was off to Scotland for the good old Hogmany Show.
pounds 49TAKE off to Edinburgh in time for Hogmany. Return flights departing Heathrow on December 27 cost from pounds 49.