Of a pale brownish or reddish-yellow colour; = "fallow". In later use sometimes more generally: pale. Also as noun Compare fauchie .
Early 16th century; earliest use found in Gavin Douglas (c1476–1522), poet and bishop of Dunkeld. Variant of fallow, probably by analogy with variation between fallow and faugh.
verbdialect, rare Scottish, British
To rub vigorously. Also with up.
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From faugh.