Whats the difference between draught and draft?

The Oxford Dictionary advises: “Do not confuse draft with draught. Draft means ‘a first version of a piece of writing’ or ‘make a first version of a piece of writing’ (I drafted a letter of complaint), whereas draught chiefly means ‘a current of air’ (heavy curtains cut out draughts).”

What is called draught?

The noun draught is pronounced exactly like draft, and it also shares most of the same meanings. A cold burst of wind, a swig or a serving of a drink, the act of pulling a heavy load, and the depth of a ship below the surface of the water: each of these can be called a draught.

Why is drought pronounced draft?

It’s from the gh spelling that we get the \f\ pronunciation (the digraph gh began being said that way in Middle English) as well as draft, which began to gain ground by the 18th century.

Is a Breeze a draft or draught?

A: That’s right – they chose to “write a first draft” but the spelling of “draught” remained for the breeze, as well as draught beer, draughtsman (one who draws up plans) and also a draught horse.

When did draught become draft?

18th century
The inner form of draught is more obvious than its origin. This noun was borrowed from Scandinavian (probably in the 12th century) and later reinforced by its Middle Dutch synonym dragt. Draft existed at one time as another pronunciation of draught; the form surfaced only in the 18th century.

What is opposite of draught?

Opposite of a deep draught of a drink. spitting. expectoration. spit.

How do you say drought in American English?

In American English, drought with the pronunciation [drout] is common everywhere in educated speech, and is the usual printed form.

What is sleeping Draught?

noun. any drink containing a drug or agent that induces sleep.

How do you say Quinoa?

The Merriam Webster dictionary explains that quinoa is pronounced keen-wah.