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daw

[ daw ]
/ dɔ /
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noun

Obsolete. simpleton; fool.

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Origin of daw

1400–50; late Middle English dawe; compare Old High German taha
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British Dictionary definitions for daw

daw
/ (dɔː) /

noun

an archaic, dialect, or poetic name for a jackdaw

Word Origin for daw

C15: related to Old High German taha
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