noun Scot. and North England.
Examples from the Web for wae
I was wae for the poor thing, and didna ken what to do, for I didna like to be nursing a bairn afore my new warriors.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 2 (of 3)|James Hogg
She was greetin whan I cam in—I listened and heard her saying, while her heart was like to loup, ‘Wae’s me!
I am speaking for your red cheeks, my dear, believe me; I'm wae to see you like that.Doom Castle|Neil Munro
The priest provided Wallace with horses and outfit; but 'wae he was his mind was all in war.'Sir William Wallace|A. F. Murison
He fell in a rain of tears, fearing nor death nor hardship, I knew, but wae at the abandonment of his home.John Splendid|Neil Munro