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[wey-vee] /ˈweɪ vi/
noun, plural wavies.
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Historical Examples
  • Here dwelt the great flocks of wild geese or “wavies” that gave both lake and river their names.

    The Woman from Outside Hulbert Footner
  • On fair days the sun flashed from white fleets of "wavies," bound through seas of April skies to far Arctic ports.

    The Whelps of the Wolf George Marsh
  • Mallards and black ducks were plentiful, great flocks of wavies flew overhead and the Canada gray goose was fairly numerous.

    The Wilderness Castaways Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for wavies


adjective wavier, waviest
abounding in or full of waves
moving or proceeding in waves or undulations
(of hair) set in or having waves and curls
unstable or wavering
Derived Forms
wavily, adverb
waviness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wavies



1580s, from wave (n.) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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