wame

[ weym ]
/ weɪm /
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noun

Scot. and North England. belly.

Nearby words

  1. waltzer,
  2. walvis bay,
  3. wam,
  4. wambenger,
  5. wamble,
  6. wammul,
  7. wammus,
  8. wampanoag,
  9. wampish,
  10. wampum

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

wame

/ (weɪm) /

noun

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

Word Origin for wame

C14: northern variant of womb

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