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thrawart

[thrah-wert] /ˈθrɑ wərt/
adjective, Scot.
1.
obstinate or intractable.
2.
twisted or crooked.
Also, thraward
[thrah-werd] /ˈθrɑ wərd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of thrawart
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English (Scots), alteration of fraward, froward, perhaps under influence of thraw, thrawn
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