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/ (wɜːʃ, Scottish wɛrʃ) /

adjective Scot

tasteless; insipid
sour; bitter

Nearby words

wernicke-korsakoff encephalopathy, wernicke-korsakoff syndrome, wero, werra, werris, wersh, wert, wertheim's operation, wertmuller, lina, wertmüller, werwolf

Word Origin for wersh

C16: perhaps alteration of dialect wearish, probably of Germanic origin
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Examples from the Web for wersh

  • It is very unsavory (Scottice: wersh); and no matter how much one may eat, two hours afterward he is as hungry as ever.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa|David Livingstone
  • Betterton is bitter bad; Ogle, "wersh as cauld parritch without sawte!"

  • The soul sickens at the monotonous sweetness of such a wersh existence.