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[twah, twaw] /twɑ, twɔ/
noun, adjective, Scot.


[twah] /twɑ/
noun, plural Twas (especially collectively) Twa.
a member of a Pygmy people of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Also called Batwa. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Ou, the origin o' cock-fightin' gangs back to the time o' the Greek wars, a thoosand or twa years syne, mair or less.

    A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
  • I don't know what I should do if 'twa'n't for my settin'-room.

    Rita Laura E. Richards
  • And finallie, incais that supporte sould be send frome you, what maner of amytie mycht insew betuix these twa realmes?

  • He that marries a widow and twa dochters has three back doors to his house.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • I've seen picturs in Melindy's jography, looks as ef 'twa'n't so woodsy over there as 'tis in these parts, 'specially out West.

British Dictionary definitions for twa


noun, determiner
a Scot word for two
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for twa


formed May 16, 1928, as Transcontinental Air Transport, merged 1930 with Western Air Express to form Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. (TWA). Name changed to Trans World Airlines 1950, but the moniker remained the same. Last remnants bought out by rival American Airlines in April 2001.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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