Origin of wame

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

Historical Examples of wames

  • 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

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for wames


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

Word Origin for wame

C14: northern variant of womb
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