Scot. New Year's Eve, when young people go about singing and seeking gifts
Origin of hogmanayAnglo-Norman hoguinané, corrupted ; from Old French aguillanneuf, last day of the year ; from aguille, needle, point (; from Late Latin acula, diminutive of Classical Latin acus: see acerose) + neuf, new (; from Classical Latin novus, new)
- The eve of New Year's Day, on which children traditionally go from house to house asking for presents.
- A present requested or given on this day.
Origin of HogmanayOrigin unknown.