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Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns


Glossary : W


Wa':   waw:   a wall
Wab:   a web
Wabster:   a weaver
Wad:   to wager
Wad:   to wed
Wad:   would:   would have
Wad'a:   would have
Wadna:   would not
Wadset:   a mortgage
Wae:   woful:   sorrowful
Wae:   wo; wae's me = wo is to me
Waesucks:   alas!
Wae worth:   wo befall
Wair:   v ware
Wale:   to choose
Wale:   choice
Walie:   wawlie:   choice:   ample:   large
Wallop:   to kick; to dangle; to gallop; to dance
Waly fa':   ill befall!
Wame:   the belly
Wamefou:   bellyful
Wan:   won
Wanchancie:   dangerous
Wanrestfu':   restless
Ware:   wair:   to spend; bestow
Ware:   worn
Wark:   work
Wark-lume:   tool
Warl':   warld:   world
Warlock:   a wizard
Warl'y:   warldly:   worldly
Warran:   warrant
Warse:   worse
Warsle:   warstle:   wrestle
Wast:   west
Wastrie:   waste
Wat:   wet
Wat:   wot:   know
Water-fit:   water-foot (the river's mouth)
Water-kelpies:   v kelpies
Wauble:   to wobble
Waught:   a draft
Wauk:   to awake
Wauken:   to awaken
Waukin:   awake
Waukit (with toil):   horny
Waukrife:   wakeful
Waulie:   jolly
Waur:   worse
Waur:   to worst
Waur't:   worsted:   beat
Wean (wee one):   a child
Weanies:   babies
Weason:   weasand
Wecht:   a measure for corn
Wee:   a little; a wee = a short space or time
Wee things:   children
Weel:   well
Weel-faured:   well-favored
Weel-gaun:   well-going
Weel-hain'd:   well-saved
Weepers:   mournings (on the steeve or hat)
Werena:   were not
We'se:   we shall
Westlin:   western
Wha:   who
Whaizle:   wheeze
Whalpet:   whelped
Wham:   whom
Whan:   when
Whang:   a shive
Whang:   flog
Whar:   whare:   where
Wha's whose
Wha's:   who is
Whase:   whose
What for:   whatfore:   wherefore
Whatna:   what
What reck:   what matter; nevertheless
Whatt:   whittled
Whaup:   the curlew
Whaur:   where
Wheep:   v penny-wheep
Wheep:   jerk
Whid:   a fib
Whiddin:   scudding
Whids:   gambols
Whigmeleeries:   crotches
Whingin:   whining
Whins:   furze
Whirlygigums:   flourishes
Whist:   silence
Whissle:   whistle
Whitter:   a draft
Whittle:   a knife
Wi':   with
Wick a bore:   hit a curling-stone obliquely and send it through an opening
Wi's:   with his
Wi't:   with it
Widdifu':   gallows-worthy
Widdle:   wriggle
Wiel:   eddy
Wight:   strong:   stout
Wighter:   more influential
Willcat wildcat
Willyart:   disordered
Wimple:   to meander
Win:   won
Winn:   to winnow
Winna:   will not
Winnin:   winding
Winnock:   window
Winnock-bunker:   v bunker
Win't:   did wind
Wintle:   a somersault
Wintle:   to stagger; to swing; to wriggle
Winze:   a curse
Wiss:   wish
Won:   to dwell
Wonner:   a wonder
Woo':   wool
Woodie:   woody:   a rope (originally of withes); a gallows rope
Woodies:   twigs:   withes
Wooer-babs:   love-knots
Wordy:   worthy
Worset:   worsted
Worth:   v wae worth
Wraith:   ghost
Wrang:   wrong
Wud:   wild:   mad
Wumble:   wimble
Wyliecoat:   undervest
Wyte (weight):   blame
Wyte:   to blame; to reproach