Definitions starting with W

ID #2559

wass, wasses

/wahs, wahsiz/ [cf. W Car, was wasp; cf. US dial. South wassies wasps ADD; from simplification of final consonant cluster of wasp, then addition of regular pl. morpheme after a sibilant] n. wasp or wasps: Them devil wasses, boy, when they bite you, you does itch for days (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: animal, insect, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-07 19:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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