dwaum (dwɔːm)

/ (dwɑːm) Scot /


a stupor or daydream (esp in the phrase in a dwam)


(intr) to faint or fall ill

Word Origin for dwam

Old English dwolma confusion
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Examples from the Web for dwam

  • 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.