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EtymologyEdit

Northern form of womb, from Old English wamb.

NounEdit

wame (plural wames)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) The belly.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 26:
      everybody knows what they are, the Gourdon fishers, they'd wring silver out of a corpse's wame and call stinking haddocks perfume fishes and sell them at a shilling a pair.

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wame

  1. Alternative form of wombe

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wambe, wame, wamb, forms of womb (belly, womb), from Old English wamb (belly).

NounEdit

wame (plural wames)

  1. belly
  2. womb
  3. (figuratively) heart, mind
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy:
      "why, Andrew, you know all the secrets of this family.". "If I ken them, I can keep them," said Andrew; "they winna work in my wame like harm in a barrel, I'se warrant ye."