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Definition of the noun haggis

What does haggis mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: haggises

  1. made of sheep's or calf's viscera minced with oatmeal and suet and onions and boiled in the animal's stomach
    • example: Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish.
    • region: Scotland
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic word: dish = a particular item of prepared food

Alternative definition of the noun haggis


  1. a traditional Scottish dish made from minced offal and oatmeal etc, boiled in the stomach of a sheep etc; traditionally served with neeps and tatties and accompanied with whisky.


Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck; minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours. Most modern commercial haggis is prepared in a sausage casing rather than an actual stomach.

  • also known as 해기스, 肉馅羊肚


Haggis is an award-nominated game.

  • award: - Golden Geek Award for Best Card Game


Who is Haggis?

Haggis a.k.a. Carl-Johan Häggman is a film score composer and musician.


Haggis: Music Showcase "Best Pop Band" winner Haggis found itself nominated in the "Most Entertaining Live Show" category, which necessitated a big, dramatic finish -- like breaking up onstage! Singer/guitarist Brian Talenti recalls, "It was the end of the set, something wasn't sounding right, and I stopped a song in the middle, which wasn't received too well by the band. That night we all went our separate ways." Now returning to McDuffy's, the scene of that acrimonious showcase performance, Talenti, Tony Burns, Moon, and Jack Obregon will reunite for a tentative one-off, opening for the Muddy Violets and hopefully closing some old wounds. With this gig so close to Halloween, some fans might think Haggis plans to resurrect "Draggis," the band's annual trick-or-transvestite alter ego, but Talenti vows, "This year I won't have to shop for high heels." Talenti, who's maintained a weekly Thursday night acoustic gig with Burns at Monkey Pants in Tempe, adds, "It'll be fun to hide behind the wall of distortion again.

  • albums: "Piper Down", "Stormtroopers Of Hate"


  1. Haggis is a fictional character from the 1988 film Pumpkinhead and 2006 film Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes.
  2. Haggis is a fictional character from the 2010 film The Search for Santa Paws.
  3. Haggis is a fictional character from the 2003 film Iced Lolly.
  4. Haggis is a fictional film character.


Haggis is a shedding card game similar to Tichu, Zheng Fen, and other East Asian climbing games. Haggis has received praise for being the first to successfully create a climbing, trick-taking game, designed from the start for two to three players. The evenly distributed, face card "bombs" are a notable innovation for the genre, helping even out hand strength enough to make 2-person play workable, and enhancing the strategic element of the game.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Haggis

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Google previewUnbecoming British (2010)

How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation by Kariann Akemi Yokota

Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish of organ meat, oatmeal, and spices encased in a sheep's stomach ...

Google previewBradshaw's Guide West Coast Main Line Manchester to Glasgow (2014)

by Campbell McCutcheon, John Christopher

A haggis is a pudding exclusively Scotch, but considered of French origin. Its ingredients are oatmeal, suet, pepper, &c., and itis usually boiled ina sheep's stomach. Although a heavy, yet it is by nomeans a disagreeable dish. Bradshaw's ...

Google previewMaternities and Modernities (1998)

Colonial and Postcolonial Experiences in Asia and the Pacific by Kalpana Ram, Margaret Jolly

JANE HAGGIS is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology ...

Google previewCycle Europe: 20 Tours, 20 Countries

by Jerry Soverinksy

Case and point: haggis. Haggis is a Scortish specialty that combines a sheep's windpipe, lungs, liver, and heart into a boiled, minced mess. They try to obscure this organ puree with the euphemistic addition of something they call beef suet, but ...

Google previewLife is (2013)

by Patrick Hamilton Walsh

Haggis is a kind ofsavoury pudding containing sheep's pluck. The pluck is a nice way of describing the sheep's heart, liver and lungs, which are traditionally encased within the sheep's stomach. Then after adding some oatmeal, spices, suet ...

Google previewReykjavik Iceland & Its Surroundings (2011)

by Don Young

Haggis is a pudding, popular in Scotland, made of the heart, liver, and lungs of a sheep or calf. The meat is minced with suet, onions, oatmeal, and seasonings, then boiled in the stomach of the animal from which the other meat was taken.

Google previewChambers's Information for the People (1842)

by William Chambers, Robert Chambers

The first fuf o' a fat haggis is the bauldest. The foot at the cradle and the hand at the reel, is a sign that a woman means to do weel. The grace o' a grey bannock's in the baking o't. The head for the washing. The higher the hill the laigher the ...

Google previewCollier's Cyclopedia of Commercial and Social Information and Treasury of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge (1883)

by Nugent Robinson

The first fuf o' a fat haggis is the bauldest. The foot at the cradle and the hand at the reel. isa sign that a woman means todo weel. The grace o' a gray bannock's in the baking o't. The head for the washing. The higher the hill the laigher the ...

Google previewAdventure Guide to Scotland (2004)

by Martin Li

Haggis is the culinary centerpiece of the Burns Supper. Burns Suppers have followed the poet's popularity around the globe and are found everywhere from Newfoundland to New Zealand. They follow an established ritual. The chef delivers ...

Google previewNo. 1- no. 50 (1842)

by William Chambers, Robert Chambers

The first fuf o' a fat haggis is the bauldest. The foot at the cradle and the hand at the reel, is a sign that a woman means to do weel. The grace o' a grey bannock's in the baking o't. The head for the washing. The higher the hill the laigher the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Legends, Updated and Expanded Edition: A-L (2012)

by Jan Harold Brunvand

Following these intriguing examples of Scottish urban legends, the world awaits more—perhaps the distinctive contemporary legends about haggis, golf, Scotch whiskey, or English tourists. Who knows what further themes and topics may ...

Google previewA dictionary of diet; being a practical treatise on all pabulary and nutritive substances, etc (1834)

by J. S. Forsyth

HAGGIS.—A celebrated Scots' dish. The haggis-bag is the paunch of a sheep.

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

Haggis, nowadays the classic Scottish dish, consumed on Burns Night with its traditional accompaniment of bashed neeps (mashed swedes) or clapshot and whisky, was in fact widespread south of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Humorists (2016)

by Steven H. Gale

®Haggis ̄. and exhibits most of the ingredients familiarly associated with the frontier tall tale: the frame device, lively and earthy dialect, exaggerated descriptions, graphically animated action, incongruous situations, and an eccentric rustic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Law Shows (2009)

Factual and Fictional Series About Judges, Lawyers and the Courtroom, 1948–2008 by Hal Erickson

Paul Haggis Productions/ Columbia TriStar Television. Executive Producers: Paul Haggis, Stephen Nathan, David Shore. Cast: Kathleen Quinlan (Lynn Holt); Julie Warner (Danni Lipton); Christopher McDonald (Rex Weller); Dixie Carter ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2004)

by Carrick Devine, M. Dikeman

Haggis. Haggis is made from calf and sheep hearts, lungs and livers with oatmeal added. It is heavily seasoned and cooked in a sheep's stomach. Intestines. Pork large intestines and stomach are collected at slaughter and cleaned; they are ...

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Haggis and a loyal dog are all a man needs for happiness.
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Scrabble value of H4A1G2G2I1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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