whid

[ hwid, hwuhd, wid, wuhd ]
/ ʰwɪd, ʰwʌd, wɪd, wʌd /
Scot.

verb (used without object), whid·ded, whid·ding.

to move quickly and quietly.

noun

a quick, noiseless movement.

Nearby words

  1. which way the wind blows,
  2. whichever,
  3. whichsoever,
  4. whichway,
  5. whicker,
  6. whidah,
  7. whidbey island,
  8. whiff,
  9. whiffet,
  10. whiffle

Origin of whid

1580–90; apparently akin to Old English hwitha a breeze (cognate with Old Norse hvitha gust)

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