- a member of a Pygmy people of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- contraction of it was.
Examples from the Web for twas
Twas a wild goose chase, and I wot not what moved me to run after it.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
But twas right not to stay long enough to wear out your welcome.The Bacillus of Beauty
Twas seen and told how an avenger survived the fiend, as was learned afar.Beowulf
Twas there, with her, I vowed the park was a garden of Eden!The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
Twas my uncle hither, the maid-servant thither, myself beyond.The Cruise of the Shining Light
- a Scot word for two
- it was
Word Origin and History for twas
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.