howf

howf

(haʊf; həʊf) or

howff

n
Scot a haunt, esp a public house
[C16: of uncertain origin]
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TRADITIONAL The Hielan Jessie Gallowgate, Glasgow As traditional as they come, this friendly 'howf' has no pool table, games machines or TV, but is full of great characters from all walks of life and plenty of friendly banter.
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I think it's great, fantastic, but it has hit a lot of the wee old-fashioned pubs, the traditional 'howf' where your clientele is retired gentlemen in bunnets watching the horse racing with a hauf-and-a-hauf* and they liked to have a cigarette.
He admitted trying to rob Sawney Bean's Howf in Saltcoats last April.
When I met Barbara, she was about 15, singing at the Howf in Dunfermline.
It now looks rather dandy and the new decor is a cross between a traditional Edinburgh howf and a quirky modern bar.
I can imagine old merchant navy guys enjoying one last dark rum in this wee howf before boarding ship at the nearby docks.
In my humble howf, it's more than pounds 800 a month - the price of two parttime bar jobs.
As usual in this back-street howf, any scintilla of knowledge outside horse-racing is greeted with derision.