Nearby words

  1. wejack,
  2. weka,
  3. welch,
  4. welch, william henry,
  5. welchman,
  6. welcome mat,
  7. welcome to, be,
  8. welcome wagon,
  9. welcoming,
  10. weld

Idioms

    wear out one's welcome, to make one's visits so frequent or of such long duration that they become offensive: Your cousins have long since worn out their welcome.

Origin of welcome

before 900; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse velkominn, equivalent to vel well1 + kominn come (past participle); replacing Old English wilcuma one who is welcome, equivalent to wil- welcome (see will2) + cuma comer

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British Dictionary definitions for unwelcomed
Derived Formswelcomely, adverbwelcomeness, nounwelcomer, noun

Word Origin for welcome

C12: changed (through influence of well 1) from Old English wilcuma (agent noun referring to a welcome guest), wilcume (a greeting of welcome), from wil will ² + cuman to come

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Word Origin and History for unwelcomed
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Idioms and Phrases with unwelcomed

welcome

see warm welcome; wear out one's welcome; you're welcome.

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