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[woh] /woʊ/ Archaic.
noun, plural wos, interjection
woe. Unabridged
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  • If they wos made accordin' to our wishes, they would be easy paid.'

  • And which it is to be took into account that if it wos, it wouldn't, even then, be all o' one side.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • It wos rainin' pitchforks, as y'might say, and I raced on through the rain for an hour or so.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • W'en I wos a-lookin' at it at night, I sawr 'er a-lookin' at it, and she grabbed it.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • But there wos a brat all rags and dirty face and sauce as I was when you saw me fust.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Zo they wos, but Eli took 'em to a plaace ovver by Kynance Cove.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • I wos a bit vexed when Jasper thrawed un into the say; who wudden be?

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • However, as Mr. Weller says: “It wos to be, and—it wos,” or we should have had no story and no laugh.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • I got the cash—a bundle of notes, they wos—and some other papers as I found.

    The Bishop's Secret

    Fergus Hume
  • “Well, we wos,” replied Tim, with a faint touch of sarcasm in his tone.

    The Red Eric R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for wos


noun (pl) wos
an archaic spelling of woe


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