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twa

[twah, twaw]
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noun, adjective Scot.
  1. two.
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Twa

[twah]
noun, plural Twas, (especially collectively) Twa.
  1. a member of a Pygmy people of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Also called Batwa.
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Historical Examples

  • It wasn't my fault I didn't go to school, and 'twa'n't his fault, poor man.

  • I'll be ben mysel' in a meenute or twa to hae a crack wi' her.

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • The forgiein and the forgettin 'ill be ae deed—by the twa o' 's at ance!

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • The laddie needs twa mithers, and the Merciful has gien him the twa!

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • It wad but raise a strife atween the twa, ohn dune an atom o' guid.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald


British Dictionary definitions for twa

twa

twae (twe)

noun, determiner
  1. a Scot word for two
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Word Origin and History for twa

TWA

formed May 16, 1928, as Transcontinental Air Transport, merged 1930 with Western Air Express to form Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc. (TWA). Name changed to Trans World Airlines 1950, but the moniker remained the same. Last remnants bought out by rival American Airlines in April 2001.

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