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dwam

dwaum (dwɔːm)

/ (dwɑːm) Scot /
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noun
a stupor or daydream (esp in the phrase in a dwam)
verb
(intr) to faint or fall ill
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Word Origin for dwam

Old English dwolma confusion
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How to use dwam in a sentence

  • But she was soon roused from that fraudulent dwam by my grandfather, who, seizing a flagon of wine, dashed it upon her face.

    Ringan Gilhaize|John Galt
  • Then suddenly there came upon me a dwam and a turning in my head, so that I cried to them to run on and leave me to the pursuers.

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