what is difference between drought and drouth
- drouth (Scotland, Northern England, poetry). The pronunciation with /θ/ properly belongs with this now archaic doublet.
From Middle English droghte, drouȝte, druhhþe, druȝþe, drouȝth, from Old English drūgaþ, equivalent to dry + -th. Cognate with Dutch droogte, Low German Dröögde.
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /dɹaʊt/
- (Canada) IPA(key): [dɹʌʊt]
- Rhymes: -aʊt
drought (countable and uncountable, plural droughts)
- A period of unusually low rainfall, longer and more severe than a dry spell.
- (by extension, informal) A longer than expected term without success, particularly in sport.
- losing streak
- winning streak
- IPA(key): /dɹaʊθ/
drouth (plural drouths)
- Alternative form of drought
- Name other great catastrophes this world has seen, the floods, the fires, the earthquakes, plague or famine or drouth.
- 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter IV:
- He listened to her licking lap. Ham and eggs, no. No good eggs with this drouth.