1 food in general: Deek for my habben. [Go and look for some food for my supper.] la19-.
2 bread 19-.
3 corn 20. etymology: Romany habben ‘food, bread’; form hoben in sense 1 also attested in Shelta, and by SR, BS in TDITA, SS, BW in Tobar an Dualchis and DW; senses 1 and 2 attested by Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies and collected by Joseph F G S Lucas and Rev John Baird from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies also by EMcC/PS; sense 2 attested by Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies; also by EMcC/PS; note:
Grellmann (1787) collected the form Gabèn ‘food, eatables’, and the form Chabben ‘to eat’ from Continental gipsies.
Smart & Crofton (1875) collected Hóben n., ‘Food, victuals eatables’ from English Gypsies.