aw

[ aw ]
/ ɔ /
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interjection

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

Nearby words

  1. avulsed wound,
  2. avulsion,
  3. avulsion fracture,
  4. avuncular,
  5. avunculate,
  6. aw-shucks,
  7. awa,
  8. awa',
  9. awacs,
  10. await

Origin of aw

First recorded in 1850–55

AW

Articles of War.

a.w.

or aw

actual weight.
(in shipping) all water.
atomic weight.
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British Dictionary definitions for aw

aw

1
/ (ɔː) /

determiner

Scot a variant spelling of a'

interjection

informal, mainly US an expression of disapproval, commiseration, or appeal

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Word Origin and History for aw

aw

expresion of mild disappointment, sympathy, etc., first recorded in this form by 1888.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for aw

AW

abbr.

atomic weight

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