noun, plural wa·vies.

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Examples from the Web for wavies

Historical Examples of wavies

  • Here dwelt the great flocks of wild geese or “wavies” that gave both lake and river their names.

    The Woman from Outside

    Hulbert Footner

  • On fair days the sun flashed from white fleets of "wavies," bound through seas of April skies to far Arctic ports.

  • Mallards and black ducks were plentiful, great flocks of wavies flew overhead and the Canada gray goose was fairly numerous.

British Dictionary definitions for wavies


adjective wavier or waviest

abounding in or full of waves
moving or proceeding in waves or undulations
(of hair) set in or having waves and curls
unstable or wavering
Derived Formswavily, adverbwaviness, noun
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Word Origin and History for wavies



1580s, from wave (n.) + -y (2).

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