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British Dictionary definitions for wai

wai

noun
  1. NZ water

Word Origin

Māori
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Historical Examples

  • There never be no telling the wai, any more than the time of un.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • An' what be yèu a-tullin' o', wai yur vurbèedin' an' yur 'àngin'?

  • The lake has no affluents and only one outlet, the Wai Nibe to the north.

  • We waited for the parson's alligator, but we wain't for yourn.

    Westward Ho!

    Charles Kingsley

  • Know the wai to my own door, at laste; and have a raight to goo there.'