Noun. Nothing. E.g."There's nowt wrong with it, it works fine, honest!" Orig. Scottish/Northern dialect Informal

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  • Nowt — Nowt, n. pl. (Zo[ o]l.) Neat cattle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nowt — [naut] pron BrE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: nought] nothing used especially in the North of England ▪ I ve had nowt to eat since yesterday …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nowt — nowt1 [nout] pl.n. sing. nowt [ME < ON naut, cattle, akin to OE neat: see NEAT2] Chiefly Scot. cattle; oxen nowt2 [nout] pron., n. [Dial., Chiefly Brit.] nothing …   English World dictionary

  • nowt — ► PRONOUN & ADVERB N. English ▪ nothing …   English terms dictionary

  • nowt — see there’s nowt so queer as folk when in doubt, do nowt hear all, see all, say nowt, tak’ all, keep all, gie nowt, and if tha ever does owt for nowt do it for thysen …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • nowt — [[t]na͟ʊt[/t]] PRON INDEF NEG Nowt is sometimes used to mean the same as nothing . [BRIT, DIALECT] I d got nowt to worry about... You could never do nowt right for him but he wasn t a bad chap. Syn: nothing …   English dictionary

  • nowt — nowt1 /nowt/, n., pl. nowt. Scot. and North Eng. 1. an ox. 2. a herd of cattle. [1150 1200; ME < Scand; cf. ON naut, NEAT2] nowt2 /noht/, n. Brit. Dial. naught; nothing. * * * …   Universalium

  • nowt — I Cumbrian Dictionary (pronoun. nowt) nothing. e.g. Thes nowt better un lowpin ower yats = There is nothing better than jumping over gates. See also owt. II Mawdesley Glossary 1. nought, nothing. 2. naughty, wicked …   English dialects glossary

  • Nowt — This is Yorkshire for nothing. Similarly owt is Yorkshire for anything. Hence the expression you don t get owt for nowt . Roughly translated as you never get anything for nothing or there s no such thing as a free lunch …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • nowt — /naʊt/ (say nowt) noun Colloquial naught; nothing. Also, nowte. {Scottish} …  

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