ha, haa verb to eat: Don’t ha that mort’s habben, mind. [Be careful, don’t eat that woman’s food.] la19-. etymology: Romany; perhaps a shortening of haben ‘food’; also attested by Galloway Tinkler-Gypsies, BS in TDITA and SS; collected by EMcC/PS; collected by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies note:

Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the form haw v., ‘to eat’ from English Gypsies.

Canadian Paul Pope (2013) cites the form ha ‘to eat’.