- any thorny or prickly shrub, especially gorse.
Origin of whin
Examples from the Web for whin
Historical Examples of whin
Whin we get the bill every man can take a shpade, an', begorra!Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
And whin I asked him what he was about, he thried to git away.The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service
James R. Driscoll
He wouldna be touchit; not whin he was clem would he be tempted awa'.
I will, in a minit, your honor, whin I jist spake a word to my comrades here.Stories of Comedy
Oi did thot, but whin we returned to th' hut pwhere he was it's up an' gone he had.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit
Burt L. Standish
- another name for gorse
Word Origin for whin
- short for whinstone