noun Scot. and North England.
Examples from the Web for waes
Waes me,” cried the big Scotch mate, as he ran up and down the quarter-deck wringing his hands, “what is to be done noo?The World of Ice|R.M. Ballantyne
Waes me, Mr. Walkinshaw, that ye should cast up to me the sincerity with which I did but my duty to a client.The Entail|John Galt
Waes the wife that wants the tongue, but weel's the man that gets her.The Proverbs of Scotland|Alexander Hislop
A sequel, entitled "The Waes o' War," which appeared in 1796, attained nearly an equal popularity.
Scotland's Scaith or the Waes of War, met with the unprecedented sale of 10,000 copies in one month.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell