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[vahv, vawv]
  1. vav.
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  1. the 27th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
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Origin of wāw

Borrowed into English from Arabic around 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for waw

Historical Examples of waw

  • An' while he waitin', sposen dey grab him an' sen' him to do waw?

    Captain Ted

    Louis Pendleton

  • War prophets and medicine men, waw keen, were revered as demi-gods.

    Legends of The Kaw

    Carrie de Voe

  • Perhaps he waw not so much at rest or so contented with her as with Alice.

    The Gilded Age, Part 5.

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner

  • Some of huz is hanconverted men, gavner; an they sy: You smaggles wanne thing, Kepn; waw not hanather?

  • Waw, it's the nime is blessed mather give im at er knee, bless is little awt!

British Dictionary definitions for waw


  1. another name for vav
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