Definition of hodden in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒd(ə)n/


[mass noun] chiefly Scottish & Northern English
A coarse woollen cloth.
Example sentences
  • At any rate, all around there are people like them, all part of a modern tribe, a vast nomadic group, mostly young, urban, clever, a little intimidating, given to expensive hodden clothes and rimless glasses.
  • ‘I found,’ he says (speaking of the condition of his own farmers), ‘my few tenants without leases, subject to the blacksmith of the barony; thirled to its mills; wedded to the wretched system of out-field and in; bound to pay kain and to perform personal services; clothed in hodden, and lodged in hovels.’


Late 16th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with hodden

Culloden, modern, sodden, trodden

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