drought vs drouth what difference

what is difference between drought and drouth

English

Alternative forms

  • drouth (Scotland, Northern England, poetry). The pronunciation with /θ/ properly belongs with this now archaic doublet.

Etymology

From Middle English droghte, drouȝte, druhhþe, druȝþe, drouȝth, from Old English drūgaþ, equivalent to dry +‎ -th. Cognate with Dutch droogte, Low German Dröögde.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /dɹaʊt/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): [dɹʌʊt]
  • Rhymes: -aʊt

Noun

drought (countable and uncountable, plural droughts)

  1. A period of unusually low rainfall, longer and more severe than a dry spell.
  2. (by extension, informal) A longer than expected term without success, particularly in sport.

Derived terms

Synonyms

  • losing streak

Antonyms

  • winning streak

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɹaʊθ/

Noun

drouth (plural drouths)

  1. 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:[1]
      He listened to her licking lap. Ham and eggs, no. No good eggs with this drouth.

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