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aw

1

[ aw ]

interjection

  1. (used to express protest, disbelief, disgust, or commiseration.)
  2. (used to express sentimental or sugary approval.)


AW

2
  1. Articles of War.

a.w.

3
or aw

abbreviation for

  1. actual weight.
  2. (in shipping) all water.
  3. atomic weight.

aw

1

the internet domain name for

  1. Aruba


aw

2

/ ɔː /

interjection

  1. informal.
    an expression of disapproval, commiseration, or appeal

aw

3

/ ɔː /

determiner

  1. See a'
    a variant spelling of a'

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Word History and Origins

Origin of aw1

First recorded in 1850–55

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Example Sentences

Chris Stein of Blondie catches Ramone with an “aw, shucks” expression just after he drops a plate of food.

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.

We make the sound AW when we see kittens sneeze, or when lumberjacks insensitively AX stately trees.

But he operates in a mode as old as American letters—aw-shucks credulity mixed with an observant intelligence.

The spelling is conformed to that of the preceding poems; the alterations though numerous are slight; as y for i, au for aw, &c.

"Aw, shut up," said Big Sid with a disgusted glance over his thick shoulder.

The dance began; the performers furnished their own music; each rolled out a deep aw aw aw under his visor.

This alone gives great charm and character to a poem; but we were also to change all words ending in ow into aw.

Mupus-aw ang túbig kun papundúhun, Water will become clear if you let the mud settle.

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