Definitions starting with W

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wreck

[probably from the association of goods from shipwrecks coming as gifts] n. the birth of a child: 1977 The birth of a child was referred to as a "wreck". If the baby was a boy, it was called a "blue demin wreck", if a girl, it was a "calico wreck" (Albury 77).

Tags: nautical, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-27 03:47
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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