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Scots is the Germanic language, related to English, spoken in Lowland Scotland and Ulster, not the Celtic language Gaelic!

Page 2 of 37 for the letter W

wadset, wadsetted, wadsettit, wedset, wodset,
wadset [ˈwadsɛt]
n. A pledge, a thing pledged. leg. A mortgage of property.
v. To give or pledge in security. leg. To mortgage land or other heritable property.
pt. wadset
pp. wadset, wadsettit.
From wad + set.
wae, wae$s, waebegane, waebegone, waefoo, waefu, waefu$, waeful, waesome, wasome, weh,
wae [weː]
n. Woe, sorrow,
adj. Woeful, sorrowful, vexed.
Compounds and phrases etc.
waebegane: Woebegone.
wae for: Sorry for.
waefu [-fə S. -fɛ, -fɪ, EC. -fe, WC. -fɑ, N. -fɛ, U. I. -fu]: Woeful.
waesome [-səm]: Sorrowful, causing sorrow.
waaf, waff, waffer, wafferie, waffie, waffie, waffy, waif, waifer, waiferie, waiffie, waith, waithe, wauf, waufie, wav,
waff [waf, wɔf]
n. A person of worthless character.
dim. waffie Strayed, wandered, ownerless animals, a vagrant.
adj. Waif. Of animals: strayed, wandering, out of bounds, ownerless. Of people: vagrant, wandering, homeless, footloose, vagabond-like, disreputable, worthless in character, good-for-nothing,. Feeble in body or mind, weak, exhausted, spiritless, stupid, ineffective. Solitary, lonely, forlorn, melancholy. Of things or qualities etc.: weak, lacking strength or substance, flimsy, shoddy, paltry, of little account, feeble, insipid. Of words: cheap, vulgar.
adj. Solitary, lonely, disreputable, feeble.
Compounds and phrases etc.
waffer [-ər]: A good-for-nothing.
wrack and waith: Flotsam and jetsam.
waith [weθ]: A piece of property which is found ownerless, flotsam and jetsam waith an d wrack. Of animals: strayed, wandering, roaming loose.
waaffelt, waaffle, waaffled, waff, waff$t, waffel, waffelie, waffelt, waffely, waffer, waffin, waffin$, waffle, waffled, wafflie, wafflin, waffly, wafft, waft, waft, waft, wamfelt, wamfil, wamfle, wamfled, wampfelt, wampfled, wamphelt, wamphl$d, wamphle, wauf, wauff, waufle, waufled, wavvin, weefle, weefled, weeflie, weefly, weffle, weffled, wof, wuffle, wuffled, wufflie, wuffly,
waff [waf, wɔf]
n. A flapping, waving movement, a flutter. A puff, a blast, a current of air, a draught. A wave of the hand etc. Of smells: a whiff, aroma, slight odour. Of sight: a hurried or transient view, a glimpse. A slight touch in passing, a glancing blow. An apparition, ghost, the vision of a dead or absent person.
v. To wave, cause to move to and fro with a regular motion. To wag. To flutter, flap, to sway from side to side. T wave the hand in salutation, to give a friendly wave of the hand. To set air etc. in motion. Of the wind or a current of air: to blow, waft.
pt. pp. wafft
waffle [wafl, wɔfl] also NED. SN. MN. wamfle [wamfl]
n. A flapping, waving. A puff, weak gust of wind, a slight fall or flurry of snow.
adj. Supple, flexible, pliant. Inert or limp, flaccid, weak, useless (rare).
v. To wave about, flap, flutter, stagger, totter, waver, To cause to wave or flap. To waver, be uncertain or hesitant, to vacillate. Of wind: to blow in gusts from different directions, to eddy. To crease, wrinkle, rumple, to tangle, ravel, put into confusion. To make or become soft, limp or flabby.
pt. pp. waffelt, NED. SN. MN. wamfelt [ˈwamflt].
wafflie [ˈwafle, ˈwɔfle]
adj. Volatile, easily blown about, shaky, feeble.
Compounds and phrases etc.
waffin [-ɪn]: Waving, flapping.
wafflin: Flapping waving, woffling.
waff, waft, weft, woft, wuft,
waft [wɑft, woft, wʌft]
n. Weft, the woof or cross-threads of a web of cloth.
v. To make a web. To beat, trounce, outmanoeuvre, circumvent.
waag, waags, wag, waggie, waggitie, waggity, waggly, waghorn, wagitie, wagity, wags, waug, waughorn, waugram, weeg, weegaldie-wagaldie, weegaldie-waggaldie, weegletie-waggletie, weeglety-wagglety, weegle-wag, weegle-waggle, weegltie-waggltie, weg, weigletie-waggeltie, weiglety-waggelty, wig, wigg, wiggletie-waggletie, wigglety-wagglety, wiggly,
wag [wag, wɔg, I. wɪg]
n. A signal or gesture with the hand. A droll or tricky person.
pl. wags Tricks, mischievous behaviour.
dim. waggie, waggitie WC. EC. MN. The pied wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii. Also willie-wagtail
v. To wave, shake, beckon, signal to. To cause to shake, to move to and fro, to brandish a weapon.
adj. I. Shaky, unsteady.
Compounds and phrases etc.
wag aboot: To carry on, proceed, jog on.
wag awa: To carry on, proceed, jog on.
waghorn: A fabulous character, more mendacious than the Devil, the greatest of all liars dim. waggie a liar.
wag on: To carry on, proceed, jog on.
watter waggie: S. EC. MN. The pied wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii
weeglety-waggelty: Very unstable, tottery, unsteady.
vadge, waage, waages, wadge, wadger, wadgies, wage, waged, wageit, wager, wages, waige, waiger, waiges, waudge, waudger, waudges, wauge, wauger, wauges, wawge, wedge, weejer, wege, weges, wodge, wodger, wodges, wudger,
wage [wedʒ, MN. wadʒ]
n. A wage.
pl. wages Wages, school fees.
v. To pledge, bet, wield an implement, brandish or hurl a weapon.
pt. pp. waged
wager [ˈwedʒər, MN. ˈwadʒər]
v. To stake something on the likelihood of a certain result, to bet, to make a wager or bet.
waggon, wagin, wagon, waiggon, waigon,
wagon [ˈwagən]
n. Wagon.
wade, waed, waid, waud,
waid [wed]
n. Woad. A blue dye from the plant Isatis tinctoria
waek, waeken, waeklin, waekness, waik, waiken, waiklin, waikness, wake, weak, weaken, weaklin, weakness, weik, weiken, weiklin, weikness, weyk, wyeck, wyk, wyke, wyken, wykeness, wykness,
waik [wek, MN. wəik]
n. pl. waiks Light, poor quality oats.
adj. Weak.
adv. Weakly.
waiken [-ən]
v. To weaken.
Compounds and phrases etc.
waiklin [-lɪn]: A weakling.
waikness: Weakness.

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