1540s, from Middle English weten, variant of witen (see wit (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for weet

Historical Examples of weet

  • E'ening grey and a morning red, put on your hat or ye'll weet your head.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • When the chaffinch says "weet, weet," it is an infallible sign of rain.

  • So Mike for all he was weet to the skin, set off to look for Amos.

  • It's no a fit nicht for ye to be oot at a', mair by token 'at ye're no the ablest to stan' cauld an' weet.'

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • “You maun be weet, laddie,” said the old master of the boat, helping me out of her with the aid of two of the other men.

    Will Weatherhelm

    W.H.G. Kingston