Definition of haggis in English:

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haggis

Pronunciation: /ˈhaɡəs/

noun (plural same or haggises)

A Scottish dish consisting of a sheep’s or calf’s offal mixed with suet, oatmeal, and seasoning and boiled in a bag, traditionally one made from the animal’s stomach.
Example sentences
  • Modern haggis generally has beef suet rather than mutton fat, and cayenne pepper or nutmeg are usual additions.
  • Toasting a haggis, reciting Scottish poetry and sampling five malt whiskies are just some of the activities planned.
  • You can even pour some - following an old tradition - on top of your haggis.

Origin

Late Middle English: probably from earlier hag 'hack, hew', from Old Norse hǫggva.

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Syllabification: hag·gis

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