Gulch vs Holler - What's the difference?

gulch | holler |


As verbs the difference between gulch and holler

is that gulch is (obsolete) to swallow greedily; to gulp down while holler is to yell or shout.

As nouns the difference between gulch and holler

is that gulch is a ravine-like or deep v-shaped valley, often eroded by flash floods; it is shallower than a canyon and deeper than a gully while holler is a yell, shout or holler can be (southern us|appalachia) (small valley between mountains).

As an adjective holler is

(dialectal|especially|southern us|appalachia).

gulch

English

Verb

(es)
  • (obsolete) To swallow greedily; to gulp down.
  • Noun

    (es)
  • A ravine-like or deep V-shaped valley, often eroded by flash floods; it is shallower than a canyon and deeper than a gully.
  • (obsolete) An act of gulching or gulping.
  • (obsolete) A glutton.
  • (Ben Jonson)

    holler

    English

    Etymology 1

    American variant of holla, hallo or hollo. Possibly derived from the Irish Gaelic oll-bhĂșir'', pronounced ''h-oll-oor , meaning a terrific yell, a great roar. Cassidy, D: "How the Irish invented Slang", page 179, CounterPunch Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-904859-60-4

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A yell, shout.
  • I heard a holler from over the fence.
  • By extension, any communication to get somebody's attention.
  • If you need anything, just give me a holler .
    Synonyms
    * hollering * cry, outcry * howl * hurl * scream * shout

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To yell or shout.
  • You can holler at your computer as much as you want, but it won't help anything.
  • To call out one or more words
  • To complain, gripe
  • Synonyms
    * shout * See also * See also

    References

    Etymology 2

    Variation of hollow.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Southern US, Appalachia) (small valley between mountains).
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (dialectal, especially, Southern US, Appalachia) .
  • the holler tree
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