ETYM French hagard; of German origin, and prop. meaning, of the hegde or woods, wild, untamed. Related to Hedge, Haw, and -ard.
1. Wild or intractable; disposed to break away from duty; untamed.
2. Having the expression of one wasted by want or suffering; hollow-eyed; having the features distorted or wasted, or anxious in appearance.
(1937-) US country singer, songwriter, and musician (guitar and fiddle). His songs deal with working-class tribulations and extol patriotism. He had hits with, among others, ‘I Am a Lonesome Fugitive’ 1966, ‘Sing Me Back Home’ 1967, ‘Mama Tried’ 1968, and ‘Okie from Muskogee’ 1969.
Haggard was born in Bakersfield, California, which was to become home to a whole school of country musicians in the 1960s. His career began after two years in San Quentin prison, and his songs often deal with outlaws. They also invoke his family roots in the Oklahoma dust bowl. He has made tribute albums to several of his influences, among them Jimmie Rodgers (1969), Bob Wills (1970, 1974), and Elvis Presley (1977), and recorded many duet albums, for example with George Jones (1982) and Willie Nelson (1983, 1987).
H(enry) (1856-1925) English novelist. He used his experience in the South African colonial service in his romantic adventure tales, including King Solomon’s Mines 1885 and She 1887.
An adult hawk caught wild.