[ weym ]
/ weɪm /


Scot. and North England. belly.

Origin of wame

1325–75; Middle English (north and Scots) wayme, variant of womb
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Examples from the Web for wames

  • If we are to judge folk by their wames, gussy pig gruntin' in the trough wad be king o' men.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City|S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • It's no the same to him as to the like o' us, that can sleep ony gate an anes our wames are fu'.

    The Antiquary, Complete|Sir Walter Scott

British Dictionary definitions for wames


/ (weɪm) /


Scot and Northern English dialect the belly, abdomen, or womb

Word Origin for wame

C14: northern variant of womb
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