- (used to express protest, disbelief, disgust, or commiseration.)
- (used to express sentimental or sugary approval.)
Origin of aw
- Articles of War.
- actual weight.
- (in shipping) all water.
- atomic weight.
Examples from the Web for aw
Contemporary Examples of aw
Chris Stein of Blondie catches Ramone with an “aw, shucks” expression just after he drops a plate of food.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings
December 15, 2014
Aw has woven an impressive and contemporary human tapestry of a country that Western audiences would do well to better understand.
Five Star Billionaire By Tash Aw A collection of characters all trying to ride the tide of wealth in new China.
He is an ‘aw shucks’ guy, but in the meantime, he is ripping your balls out.
“He is an ‘aw shucks’ guy, but in the meantime, he is ripping your balls out,” says a veteran New York Republican.
Historical Examples of aw
"I'm aw'fly sorry," Billy murmured with a foolish, embarrassed grin.The Bacillus of Beauty
Aw, she's a poor mouth, that woman, and not fit to hold a candle to Eleanor.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Aw, he was only telegraphing to Gresham an' Jones for some sody water syrups.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
"Aw, he knows who we are," whispered Sam, but not so low but that our hero heard him.Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout
Aw, my dear,” he said, “I do think the little maid is a sight too long away.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
- Scot a variant spelling of a'
- informal, mainly US an expression of disapproval, commiseration, or appeal
expresion of mild disappointment, sympathy, etc., first recorded in this form by 1888.
- atomic weight