twa

[ twah, twaw ]
/ twɑ, twɔ /
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noun, adjective Scot.


Nearby words

  1. tv‐m,
  2. tv‐pg,
  3. tv‐y,
  4. tv‐y7,
  5. tw,
  6. twaddle,
  7. twain,
  8. twain, mark,
  9. twang,
  10. twangle

Twa

[ twah ]
/ twɑ /

noun, plural Twas, (especially collectively) Twa.

a member of a Pygmy people of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Also called Batwa.

'twas

[ twuhz, twoz; unstressed twuh z ]
/ twʌz, twɒz; unstressed twəz /

contraction of it was.

Usage note


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British Dictionary definitions for twas

twa

twae (twe)

/ (twɔː) /

noun, determiner

a Scot word for two

'twas

/ (twɒz, unstressed twəz) poetic, or dialect /

contraction of

it was
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Word Origin and History for twas

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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