Dictionary: W – WAF


• W.
n. 1. a toilet or a bathroom …19C Brit. colloq.
n. 2. a warrant for arrest, search, etc. …1956 UK criminals’ sl.
n. 3. in sports: a win …1970 US sl.
vb. to cheat, to swindle …1900s sl.

• W2
n. the German Kaiser Wilhelm II; reigned 1888-1918); hence, any military-looking man …L19 usage

• WAAC
n. a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps …1917 colloq.

• WAAF
n. a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force …1939 colloq.

• WAAF-BASHER
n. a male fornicator …1941 Royal Air Force sl.

• WAAFERY
n. the part of the camp frequented by members of the WAAF; also, the billets occupied …1939 Royal Air Force sl.

• WAAFISE
vb. to substitute airwomen for airmen …1941 Royal Air Force colloq.

• WAAH
n. anything that occasions admiration or surprise …Bk1905 Sc.

• WAAI
vb. to leave …1960s S. Afr. sl.

• WAAS
vb. to run, to hurry; to exercise oneself vigorously …c1912 sl.

• WAA-ZOOED
adj. intoxicated with alcohol …M20 US sl.

• WAB
n. 1. the tongue …1877 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a lump …1892 Eng. dial.
n. 3. foolish chatter, nonsense …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. to chatter; to gossip …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WABBIT
adj. exhausted, tired out, played out, feeble, without energy …1895 Sc.

• WABBLE
adj. 1. slender, easily shaken …1866 Sc.
adj. 2. wishy-washy, having a weak and watery flavour …1866 Sc.
adv. with a weak tottering step, tremulously …1866 Sc.
n. 1. the act of walking with difficulty through weakness …1866 Sc.
n. 2. wishy-washy, tasteless liquid food or drink …1899 Sc.
vb. 1. to wobble; to walk unsteadily, to stagger, to totter, to rock on one’s feet, to waffle …1786 Sc.
vb. 2. to stammer out, to blurt or mumble in a halting or indistinct way …1920 Sc.
vb. 3. to wriggle about …1928 Sc.

• WABBLED UP
adj. crumpled up …1854 Amer. dial. obs.

• WABBLE-JAWED
adj. having a protruding or misshapen lower jaw …1919 Amer. dial.

• WABBLER
n. a boiled leg of mutton …19C sl.

• WABBLIE
adj. of liquid food or drink: wishy-washy, thin …1949 Sc.

• WABSTER
n. 1. a weaver …1703 Sc.
n. 2. a spider …1788 Sc.
n. 3. a knitter of stockings …1825 Sc.
vb. to beat time with the feet like a weaver stamping on his treadles …1823 Sc.

• WAC
n. 1. PCP …1981 US drug culture sl.
n. 2. marijuana mixed with PCP …1998 UK sl.

• WA-CAST
n. anything contemptible or worthless; a castaway; a piece of extravagance; ‘away-cast’ …1898 Sc.

• WACE
n. wax …1802 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• WACHIE
adj. clammy, wet; foggy …Bk1905 Sc.

• WACK
adj. 1. moist, damp, wet, clammy …1513 Sc. obs
adj. 2. rainy …1513 Sc.
adj. 3. second-rate, inferior, phony, unsatisfactory, unacceptable, very bad …1984 African-American sl.
adj. 4. of crack cocaine: unpleasant …1986 US sl.
adj. 5. positive, extremely good …1990s sl.
n. 1. a term of address to a man …1768 UK sl.
n. 2. a crazy or eccentric person …1938 sl., orig. US
n. 3. PCP …1981 US drug culture sl.
n. 4. marijuana mixed with PCP …1998 UK sl.

• WACK AROUND
vb. to act lazily …1980s US college sl.

• WACK-ASS
adj. second-rate, phony, unsatisfactory …1980s African-American sl.

• WACKED
adj. 1. excited …1959 US sl.
adj. 2. second-rate, phony, unsatisfactory …1980s African-American sl.
adj. 3. positive, extremely good …1990s sl.
adj. 4. beyond repair …1997 UK sl.

• WACKED OUT
adj. crazy, eccentric, mad …1968 US sl.

• WACKED UP
adj. crazy, odd, irrational …1947 US sl.

• WACKELASS
n. a cat this is a troublesome, clumsy creature …1999 Can. sl.

• WACKENER
n. a sharp, quick-witted person …1878 Eng. dial.

• WACKENISH
adj. lively, quick-witted, shrewd …1890 Eng. dial.

• WACKENSOME
adj. lively, quick-witted, shrewd …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WACKER
adj. 1. 1790 Eng. dial. – easily awakened; wakeful  
adj. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – active  
adj. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – angry, wrathful
adj. 4. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – pleased
adj. 5. 1940s Aust. sl. – excellent, wonderful  
adj. 6. 1999 US sl. – worse  
n. 1. 1768 UK sl. – a term of address to a man  
n. 2. 1861 Eng. dial. – a shake; a shiver  
n. 3. 1980s US sl. – a masturbator
n. 4. 1990s sl. – a penis  
n. 5. Bk1999 Aust. sl. – a crazy person
vb. 1703 Eng. dial. – to tremble, to shake with cold, fear, etc.  

• WACKERSOME
adj. wakeful, wide-awake …1858 Eng. dial.

• WACKERY
adj. shaky …1886 Eng. dial.

• WACKIE
n. 1. a claim or right to something …1943 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a typical male member of the working classes …1982 teen sl.
vb. to stake a claim or reserve a right to something …1956 Amer. dial.

• WACKIES
n. a claim or right to something …1943 Amer. dial.

• WACK IT
vb. to masturbate …1960s sl.

• WACK IT IN
vb. of a man: to have sexual intercourse …M19 sl.

• WACK IT OUT
vb. to defend or support successfully …1910s sl.

• WACK IT UP
vb. of a man: to have sexual intercourse …M19 sl.

• WACK JOB
n. an eccentric or insane person …1979 US sl.

• WACKNESS
n. 1. moisture, humidity …c1520 Sc. obs
n. 2. mediocrity …2000s African-American sl.

• WACKO
adj. crazy eccentric …1977 sl, orig. & chiefly US
int. an exclamation of delight or exultation …1941 sl., chiefly Aust.
n. a crazy or eccentric person …1977 sl., orig. & chiefly US

• WACK OFF
vb. to masturbate …1960s sl.

• WACKOID
adj. odd, eccentric …1999 UK sl.

• WACK OUT
vb. in gambling, to lose all one’s money …1950s US gambling sl.

• WACK-ROWDY-DOW
n. weak beer, broth, tea, etc. …1895 Eng. dial.

• WACK SOMEONE OUT
vb. to kill, to murder …20C sl.

• WACK THE ONE-EYED WORM
vb. to masturbate …1960s sl.

• WACK THE WEASEL
vb. to masturbate …1960s sl.

• WACKTIC
adj. very bad …1983 UK sl.

• WACK WILLY
vb. to masturbate …20C sl.

• WACKY
adj. 1. incorrect, unreliable; eccentric, crazy …1935 sl., orig. US
adj. 2. unusual, out of the way, little known …c1942 journalists’ sl.
n. a typical male member of the working classes …1982 teen sl.

• WACKY BACCY;  WACKY BACKY
n. marijuana …1975 US sl.

• WACKY DUST
n. cocaine …1930s US drug culture sl.

• WACKY FOR KHAKI
adj. infatuated with men in military uniform …1967 US sl.

• WACKY HOUSE
n. a psychiatric institution …1930s US criminals’ sl.

• WACKY TABBACKY
n. marijuana …M20 US drug culture sl.

• WACKY WEED
n. marijuana ..1980s drug culture sl.

• WAC-WAC
n. PCP …1995 US sl.

• WAD
n. 1. a wager, a bet …1721 Sc.
n. 2. a heap ….1750 Eng. dial.
n. 3. a pledge, something deposited as security …1808 Sc.
n. 4. a large quantity; a mass, heap …1828 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 5. a roll of money or money in general …E19 sl.
n. 6. straw used for bedding …M19 sl.
n. 7. a compact coil of hair at the top or back of a woman’s head …1870 Amer. dial.
n. 8. the mouth …1900s US college sl.
n. 9. money … Bk1903 sl.
n. 10. a fool, an idiot, an unpleasant person …20C sl., orig. US college
n. 11. a drink of alcohol …1910s sl.
n. 12. food, esp. a bun, cake, or sandwich; in all cases its filling qualities are more important than taste etc. …1919 Brit. sl., orig. services’ usage
n. 13. an unpopular or disliked person …20C US
n. 14. semen, esp. an ejaculation of semen …1920s sl.
n. 15. a rag saturated with glue or any volatile solvent that is inhaled for the intoxicating effect …1970 US sl.
n. 16. a sexually aggressive male …1970s US college sl.
n. 17. expectorated sputum …1989 US sl.
n. 18. a bag of tobacco or marijuana …2000s drug culture sl.
vb. 1. to pledge, to wager, to bet …1745 Sc.
vb. 2. to marry …1792 Sc.
vb. 3. to pack persons closely …1850
vb. 4. to stuff with food; to gorge …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 5. of a male: to reach orgasm …2003 UK sl.

• WAD CUTTER
n. a flat-nosed bullet …1962 US sl.

• WADDED
adj. well-off, rich …2002 UK sl.

• WADDEN
adj. 1. young and vigorous, alert, active …a1838 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 2. supple; soft …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• WADDER
n. anything very large; a ‘whopper’ …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WADDIE
adj. proud, vain, forward, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, cheerful, gay, merry …1733 Sc.
n. 1. a club or cudgel …E19 Aust. sl.
n. 2. a cattle rustler; also, a cowboy, esp. a temporary cowhand …1897 US sl.
n. 3. a wading place, a ford …1929 Sc.

• WADDIN
adj. young and vigorous, alert, active …a1838 Sc.

• WADDIOCK
n. a large piece …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WADDLE
n. 1. the wane of the moon …1678 Eng. dial. obs.
n. 2. a sloppy mess …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to wrap up clumsily; to swaddle; to entwine …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to bargain …Bk1905 Eng. dial. obs.
vb. 3. of ducks: to trample grass, etc. …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WADDLER
n. a  poor householder …1737 Sc. obs.

• WADDLY
adj. thinly diluted …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WADDY
adj. 1. of the wind: puffy …Bk1905 Eng. dial. fishermen’s term
adj. 2. tough and insipid, as hard meat without flavour …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
adj. 3. contemptible; undesirable …20C US sl.
adj. 4. boorish; rustic …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 1. a club; a hefty piece of wood suitable for a club; a cudgel …1809 Aust. sl.
n. 2. a rustler; a cattle thief …1879 Amer. West usage, obs.
n. 3. a stick; a walking-stick …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
n. 4. a cowboy; a ranch hand …1893 Amer. West usage
n. 5. a wading place, a ford …1929 Sc.
vb. 1. to hit someone, usually with a club or cudgel …M19 Aust. sl.
vb. 2. to beg, to implore …L19 Aust. sl.

• WADE
n. 1. shallow water, a ford …1829 Sc.
n. 2. endurance; power of lasting …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. of persons and animals: to go, to advance, to move onward …a1000 obs.
vb. 2. to go in action or discourse, to proceed …c1374 obs.
vb. 3. of the sun or moon: to wade through clouds or mist …a1400-50 chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
vb. 4. to persevere under difficulties …1714 obs.
vb. 5. of fish: to appear on the surface or leap out of the water …a1838 Sc.
vb. 6. to bathe …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WADE AWAY
vb. to diminish gradually; to cause to diminish …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WADE IN
vb. 1. to commit oneself wholeheartedly, esp. to a fight …M19 sl.
vb. 2. to commence an action …M19 sl.

• WADE INTO
vb. 1. to commit oneself wholeheartedly, esp. to a fight …M19 sl.
vb. 2. to commence an action …M19 sl.

• WADE INTO SOMEONE
vb. to hit repeatedly; to assault by hitting …1893 sl., orig. US

• WADEN
adj. young and active; supple; soft …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• WADE OUT OF
vb. to escape from …c1386 obs.

• WADER
n. a person who forages on the beach for wreck materials …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WADERS
n. shoes, boots …1945 US sl.

• WADE THE WATER
vb. to go through a certain experience, ‘to take the plunge’ …1857 Sc.

• WADGE
n. 1. a bar of soap …1839 Sc.
n. 2. a large loose bundle …1860 Eng. dial.
n. 3. a thick, chunky, dense lump …M19 sl.
n. 4. the act of shaking in a threatening manner …Bk1905 Sc.
n. 5. a thick slice of bread, cheese, etc. …1923 Sc.
n. 6. a large amount …1960 UK sl.
vb. 1. to shake in a threatening manner; to brandish …1864 Sc.
vb. 2. to prod, to nudge forcibly, live driving a wedge in …1899 Sc.

• WADGEOCK
n. a loose bundle; a burden …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WADGETTY
adj. fidgety, nervous …1914 Amer. dial.

• WADGIKING
adj. walking awkwardly in an undrilled manner …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WADJIT
n. a small amount; a smidgen …1993 Amer. dial.

• WADJOCK
n. a loose bundle; a burden …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WAD-SHIFTER
n. a teetotaller …1910s sl.

• A WAD THAT WOULD CHOKE A COAL CHUTE
phr. an exceptionally impressive roll of cash …20C US sl.

• A WAD THAT WOULD CHOKE A DONKEY
phr. an exceptionally impressive roll of cash …20C US sl.

• A WAD THAT WOULD CHOKE A WOMBAT
phr. an exceptionally impressive roll of cash …20C Aust. sl.

• WAD-WASTE
n. a fool, an idiot, an unpleasant person …20C sl., orig. US college

• WADY
adj. 1. long-lasting; tedious; interminable …1691 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. proud, vain, forward, ostentatious, showing off; elated, in high spirits, frisky, cheerful, gay, merry …1733 Sc.

• WADY-BUCKETY
adv. in seesaw fashion …1867 Ireland
n. a seesaw …Bk1905 Ireland

• WAE!
int. an exclamation of surprise and admiration …a1779 Sc.

• WAEDLE
adj. poor, needy …c1000 obs.
n. poverty …c888 obs. rare

• WAEDLES
n. the poor …c1000 obs.

• WAESUCK(S)!
int. expressing commiseration; woe is me! alas! …a1774 Sc.

• WAE-WORTH
adj. deserving to experience sorrow or suffering …a1838 Sc.

• WAFER
n. 1. a round spot …1853
n. 2. a wastrel, a good-for-nothing …1894 Sc.
n. 3. a cigarette paper …1996 UK sl.
n. 4. a table of MDMA …2003 UK sl.

• WAFER-WOMAN
n. a madame; one employed in amorous intrigues …1607

• WAFF
adj. 1. of animals: strayed, wandering, ownerless …1711 Sc.
adj. 2. of persons and places: solitary, forlorn, melancholy; solitary, said of one who is in a strange place where he has not a single acquaintance …1724 Sc.
adj. 3. wandering alone …1725 Sc. obs.
adj. 4. of persons: vagrant, wandering, homeless, footloose …1746 Sc.
adj. 5. of a story, report, or rumour: floating, general, of unspecified origin …1753 Sc.
adj. 6. disreputable, wild, worthless; immoral …1788 Sc.
adj. 7. feeble, insignificant, paltry; weak, worn-out …1796 Sc.
adj. 8. of things, qualities, etc.: weak, lacking strength or substance, flimsy, shoddy, paltry, of little account …1810 Sc.
adj. 9. low-born, ignoble, without pedigree or honourable connections …1815 Sc.
adj. 10. shabby, poor in quality …1824 Sc.
adj. 11. of persons: feeble in body or mind, weak, exhausted, spiritless, stupid, ineffective …1822 Sc.
adj. 12. unscrupulous, untrustworthy …1825 Sc.
adj. 13.troublesome, unchancy, tricky …1865 Sc.
adj. 14. difficult, unpleasant …1865 Sc.
adj. 15. of words: cheap, vulgar …1866 Sc.
adj. 16. out-of-the-way, carelessly inaccessible …1874 Sc.
adj. 17. brief, fleeting, short-lived …1894 Sc.
n. 1. a waving movement; the waving of the hand or something held in the hand …1678 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 2. a puff, passing gust, or sudden blast of wind or air …1686 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 3. an apparition, a wraith, a ghost; the vision of a dead or absent person …1705 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 4. a slight blow or stroke, esp. one given by something in passing …a1754 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 5. a flapping, waving movement; a flutter …1766 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 6. a waif, a vagabond, a vagrant …1808 Sc.
n. 7. of sight: a hurried or transient view; a glimpse …1808 Sc.
n. 8. a slight attack or ‘touch; of illness, esp. of cold …1808 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 9. a worthless person; a rascal; one addicted to idleness or low, immoral company …1813 Sc.
n. 10. a whiff of perfume; an odour …1819 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
n. 11. a short or incidental experience; a momentary enjoyment of something pleasant …1822 Sc.
n. 12. a good or bad influence …1822 Sc.
n. 13. a signal made by waving; a banner, a flag …1825 Sc.
n. 14. of sounds: a soft strain; a faint echo; a murmur …1832 Sc.
n. 15. a slight amount of something blown about by the wind, as snow or smoke, a puff, a flurry …c1860 Sc.
n. 16. the barking or yelping of a puppy; the low, suppressed barking of a dog …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. of the wind: to blow …c1440 chiefly Sc. obs.
vb. 2. to put away with a wave of the hand …c1440 chiefly Sc. obs.
vb. 3. to convey by sea …1602 obs.
vb. 4. to sail; to sail the seas …1611 obs.
vb. 5. of a dog, esp. a puppy: to yelp …1610 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. 6. to wave, to cause to move to and fro with a regular motion; to wag …1807 Sc.
vb. 7. to wave the hand in salutation; to give a friendly wave of the hand …1813 Sc.
vb. 8. to flutter, to flap, to sway from side to side …1813 Sc.
vb. 9. to move in a swift flapping manner, to go with a flutter, to flit …1827 Sc.
vb. 10. to wave to and fro; to flutter in the wind; of a bird; to move the wings in flight …1834 chiefly Sc.
vb. 11. to set in motion, to sweep, to scatter with a flapping or waving motion …1844 Sc.
vb. 12. to wander about in an idle manner …1866 Sc.
vb. 13. to pass by swiftly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 14. to puff in the act of boiling …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WAFF ABOUT
vb. 1. to wander in an idle manner …Bk1905 Sc.
vb. 2. to go about telling tales …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WAFFEL-WAY
n. a road for horses but not for wheeled traffic …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WAFFER
adj. strayed, wandering …1789 Sc. obs.

• WAFFIE
n. a loafer, an idler, a vagrant, a vagabond; a worthless person, a rascal; one addicted to idleness or low,  immoral company …1808 Sc.

• WAFFINGER
n. a vagabond, a worthless, good-for-nothing person; a ne’er-do-well …1825 Sc.

• WAFFIPOKE
n. a vagabond; a worthless, good-for-nothing person …Bk1905 Sc.

• WAFFISH
adj. 1. of no value; worthless …1866 Sc.
adj. 2. disreputable; immoral …Bk1905 Sc.

• WAFFLE
adj. 1. supple, flexible, pliant, limber …1808 Sc.
adj. 2. inert, limp, feeble, weak, sluggish …1847 Sc.
adj. 3. changeable, irresolute; worthless …1867 Sc.
n. 1. a worthless person; a vagabond …1808 Sc.
n. 2. a slight fall or flurry of snow …1825 Sc.
n. 3. a flapping, a waving …c1830 Sc.
n. 4. a feeble, silly, spineless person …1887 Sc.
n. 5. loquacious talk, twaddle, nonsense, gossip …1888 printers’ sl.
n. 6. a puff or weak gust of wind …1898 Sc.
n. 7.a tossing about, as in a high wind …1899 Sc.
n. 8. the bark of a small dog …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. 9. a male homosexual …1930s US sl.
n. 10. a woman …1940s sl.
n. 11.in trucking: a non-skid tire …1971 US sl.
vb. 1. to bark as a small dog; to yap, to yelp, to growl; to bark in a suppressed manner …1698 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to go about gossiping …1701 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to make or become soft, limp, or flabby …1784 Sc.
vb. 4. to waver, to be uncertain, undecided, or hesitant; to vacillate …1819 Sc.& N. Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to wave about, to waver in the air, to flap, to flutter …1825 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 6. to crease, to crinkle, to rumple …1825 Sc.
vb. 7. to turn over sheets of paper; to flick through a book, etc.; to shuffle …1887 Sc.
vb. 8. to dither, to talk nonsense …L19 sl.
vb. 9. to knit in a loose clumsy manner …1904 Sc.
vb. 10. to chew and swallow with difficulty …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 11. to walk hesitatingly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 12. to tangle, to ravel, to put into confusion …1908 Sc.
vb. 13. to waver about in walking against a strong wind …1973 Sc.
vb. 14. of the wind: to blow in gusts, esp. from different directions …1973 Sc.
vb. 15. to stagger, to totter, to move uncertainly …1973 Sc.
vb. 16. to tread or trample …1970s US sl.

WAFFLE-BAGS
n. 1. a foolish person who talks much, and foolishly …1884  Eng. dial.
n. 2. one who hesitates or vacillates; a weak, undecided person …1889 Eng. dial.

• WAFFLE-DAMPER
phr. said to a child when he asks “What are you making?” …1965 Amer. dial.

• WAFFLE IRON
n. a sidewalk or pavement grating …1910s US sl.

• WAFFLE ON
vb.Bk1999 Aust. sl. – to prattle on aimlessly

• WAFFLER
n. 1. a person unsteady in gait …1843 Eng. dial.
n. 2. one who hesitates or vacillates; a weak, undecided person …1819 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 3. anything small or insignificant …1899 Eng. dial.
n. 4. a talebearer …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WAFFLES
n. 1. one who hesitates or vacillates; a trifling, undecided person; a loafer, an idle sauntering person …B1900 Eng. dial.
n. 2. flatulence …1973 Sc.

• WAFFLE STOMPER
n. a usually heavy boot or shoe with a corrugated sole; a shoe or boot with thick treads …1971 Amer. dial.

• WAFFLIE
adj. tottery, staggering …1973 Sc.

• WAFF-LIKE
adj. 1. shabby-looking; having a suspicious or disreputable appearance …1808 Sc.
adj. 2. of persons: feeble in body or mind, weak, exhausted, spiritless, stupid, ineffective …1822 Sc.

• WAFFLING
adj. hesitating, undecided, vacillating; weak …1847 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• WAFF-LOOKING
adj. 1. of a disreputable, suspicious appearance …1828 Sc.
adj. 2. feeble or sickly in appearance …1923 Sc.

• WAFFLY
adj. 1. hesitating, undecided, vacillating; weak, feeble …1890 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 2. dizzy and weak from illness …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
adj. 3. easily blown about by the wind, unsubstantial, without stamina; shaky, unsteady …Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 4. given to chattering and gossiping …Bk1905 Eng. dial.

• WAFFNESS
n. a shabby appearance …1814 Sc. obs.

• WAFFORE
n. ? a drone …1436 obs.

• WAFFY
adj. comfortable …2003 US sl.

• WAFT
n. 1. a taste or flavour, esp. an ill taste …1542 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
n. 2. a benevolent influence …1822 Sc.
n. 3. one who under the appearance of friendship holds another up to ridicule …1825 Sc.
n. 4. a wraith; a supernatural appearance of one whose death is imminent …1891 Eng. dial.
n. 5. a passing glimpse …1896 Sc.
n. 6. a barrel …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
n. 7. a rapid movement; energy …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to guide or direct the course of a vessel, swimmer, etc. …1591 obs.
vb. 2. to convey safely by water; to carry over or across a river, sea, etc. …1593  obs. exc. poetic usage
vb. 3. to wave the hand or something held in the hand, esp. as a signal …1604 obs.
vb. 4. to turn the eyes aside with a disdainful movement …1611 nonce use
vb. 5. of a bird, winged insect: to pass by flying …1682 obs.
vb. 6. to ‘blow’ a kiss; to send a sound, fragrance, etc. through the air …1718
vb. 7. to move quickly about; to pass quickly by …1863 Eng. dial.
vb. 8. to beat, to trounce, to outmanoeuvre, to circumvent …1921 Sc.

• WAFTAGE
n. conveyance across water by ship or boat …1590

• WAFTER
n. a sword made with a blunt edge for performances, as sword dances …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
vb. to wave …c1450 obs. rare

• WAFTURE
n. 1. the act of waving the hand or something held in the hand …1601
n. 2. something carried by the breeze …1817
n. 3. the waving or undulation of a garment …1880

• WAFTY
adj. 1. giving off a stinking odour …1611 obs.
adj. 2. of the wind: that wafts a perfume …1863

• WAFUR
adj. uneasy …Bk1905 Ireland


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