Hark or Harken


Hark or Harken

(HARK or HARK-in)

Verb:

-To give heed or attention to what is said; to listen or hear.

Use instead of:

Listen up buddy!

or

Did you hear that?

From Middle English herken, earlier herkien, Old English heorcian; cognate with Old Frisian herkia or harkia; akin to Middle Dutch harken, Middle High German - German horchen. Used 1175-1225.

Used in a sentence:

“Only don't'ee let it go for more drink'; and, hark 'ee, remember it's no bribery money o' Mr. Trenchard's, its mine.”

-Dinah Maria Craik (Mulock) “Agatha’s Husband”

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