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  1. Scot. and North England. belly.

Origin of wame

1325–75; Middle English (north and Scots) wayme, variant of womb
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Examples from the Web for wame

Historical Examples

  • He that has the "fu' wame" is the more likely to be in good spirits.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • If you be angry, claw your wame, an' cool i' the skin ye het in.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • They're like the grices, if ye kittle their wame they fa' on their backs.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • In a' my expairience, and that's no sma', I never kent pair o' shune gang ohn a pair o' feet i' the wame o' them.'

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • Ye lie on your wame a bittie in the bield of this wood, and ye tell me that ye've cuist off these Frasers and Macgregors.

    David Balfour, Second Part

    Robert Louis Stevenson

British Dictionary definitions for wame


  1. Scot and Northern English dialect the belly, abdomen, or womb

Word Origin

C14: northern variant of womb
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