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Definition of "horning" [horn•ing]

  • Upstate New York, Northern Pennsylvania, & Western New England See shivaree. See Regional Note at shivaree. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "horning" in a sentence
  • "Very interesting that our Member of Parliament seems to think spending every waking hour in horning is more important than being in Parliament."
  • "You have made it perfectly clear that you don't want us "horning" in on the week nights and that you don't like company on the weekends because that is your only time with her and that is when your friends come over."
  • "If you want to comment upon what I say, please do me the courtesy of actually reading it, avoiding shoe-horning your own personal axe to grind into it and maybe not coming over quite so patronisingly. on March 2, 2010 at 8: 49 pm inspectorgadget"