Origin of wren
Definition for wren (2 of 3)
noun (sometimes lowercase) Chiefly British Informal.
Origin of Wren1
Definition for wren (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for wren
As an example, on the street yesterday I found a Winter Wren.
Their son, Wren, was born on March 9, 2010, shortly after noon.
With every breath, Wren made a cooing noise, but Jones looked online and saw that lots of newborns make funny sounds.
It was not, as we see, the opinion of Wren himself, and it must fall.London Before the Conquest|W. R. Lethaby
The shabby plainness of Wren's church well typified all the parochial parsimony.The Pretty Lady |Arnold E. Bennett
Dr. Willis was a friend of Wren, and a great anatomist and chemist.Haunted London|Walter Thornbury
The subject was one which greatly occupied Wren, who all his life had been interested in sailors and sea matters.Sir Christopher Wren|Lucy Phillimore
There is some old Perpendicular work; some of the work is by Wren.The Cathedrals of Great Britain|P. H. Ditchfield
British Dictionary definitions for wren (1 of 3)
Word Origin for wren
British Dictionary definitions for wren (2 of 3)
Word Origin for Wren
British Dictionary definitions for wren (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for wren
Old English wrenna, metathesis variation of earlier werna, a West Germanic word of uncertain origin. Cf. Icelandic rindill, Old High German wrendo, wrendilo "wren." The bird's name in other languages usually denotes "royalty" (cf. Latin regulus), in reference to its golden crest.