Waves

or WAVES

[ weyvz ]
/ weɪvz /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

the Women's Reserve of the U.S. Naval Reserve, the distinct force of women enlistees in the U.S. Navy, organized during World War II.

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Origin of Waves

1942; W(omen)A(ccepted for)V(olunteer)E(mergency)S(ervice)
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WAVES

Waves

/ (weɪvz) /

n acronym for (in the US)

Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service; the women's reserve of the US navy
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