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wantage

[won-tij, wawn-]
noun
  1. something, as an amount that is lacking, desired, or needed.
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Origin of wantage

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; want + -age
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Examples from the Web for wantage

Historical Examples of wantage

  • "Mr. Wantage has gone to the church—to the wedding," was the reply.

    The Right of Way, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • Vane could not sufficiently hasten the end for which he had invited Wantage.

    The Imitator

    Percival Pollard

  • The newspapers of the following day had Wantage's speech in full.

    The Imitator

    Percival Pollard

  • It was fortunate that the closing time for Wantage's theatre was now on.

    The Imitator

    Percival Pollard

  • He was intent upon the dish that O'Deigh and Wantage had prepared for his delectation.

    The Imitator

    Percival Pollard