Hogmanay - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˈhɒɡməneɪ/
singularHogmanay
pluralHogmanays
  1. in Scotland, the evening of 31st December and the celebrations that happen at that time
Word story
The origin of the word Hogmanay is not clear, but it is thought to come from an old French word meaning ’New Year’s Day’ or ’New Year’s gift’.