Main meanings of fauch in English

: fauch1fauch2

fauch1

Pronunciation /fɒx/ /fɔːx/

adjective

rare Scottish
  • Of a pale brownish or reddish-yellow colour; = "fallow". In later use sometimes more generally: pale. Also as noun Compare fauchie .

Origin

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.

Main meanings of fauch in English

: fauch1fauch2

fauch2

(also fyaach)

Pronunciation /fɒx/ /fɔːx/

verb

dialect, rare Scottish, British
  • To rub vigorously. Also with up.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From faugh.