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Nowt \Nowt\, n. pl. (Zo["o]l.) Neat cattle.


Etymology 1 adv. (context Northern England English) naught, nothing n. (context Northern England Sussex English) naught, nothing pron. (context Northern England English) naught, nothing Etymology 2

n. 1 (context Scotland and Northern England English) An ox. 2 (context Scotland and Northern England English) herd of cattle. 3 (context figurative Scotland and Northern England English) A dumb, crass, or clumsy person or a person who is stubborn or difficult.

Usage examples of "nowt".

Awm his mam,-- That aw am, But awm ommost worn aght, A gooid lick Wi a stick, He just cares nowt abaght.

Yo mun leearn to tak nowt as a bother, An' to yor own comforts be blind.

Thir wis nowt that we could dae except tae jist walk right through they school gates n acroass that tarmac playground at the front doors whaire that cunt wis standin lookin like fuckin Hitler.

Lubanski alive and feeding Wieldy with titbits because he liked to see him smile meant nowt.

Manners cost nowt, what kind ay impression is that tae gie an American guest ay Scottish people?

Ronnie, for a boy that says practically nowt, eh really kens how tae overstep the mark.

She's hardly givin' a drop o' milk, poor awd lass, she's nowt but a screw now.

Gilbert in his old age told some cavaliers he got a pass for nowt from Maister Gatherer one time mass he did and he seen his brud Maister Wull the playwriter up in Lunnon in a wrastling play wud a man on's back.