See also: Wart and wärt

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Etymology edit

From Middle English warte, werte, from Old English wearte, from Proto-West Germanic *wartā, from Proto-Germanic *wartǭ. Cognate with Dutch wrat, German Warze, Hunsrik Waarz, Swedish vårta.

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wart (plural warts)

  1. (pathology) A type of deformed growth occurring on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
    A wart has appeared on my toe.
  2. Any similar growth occurring in plants or animals, such as the parotoid glands in the back of toads.
  3. (informal, figurative) Anything unsightly or undesirable; a blemish.
    • 2011, Pat Dorsey, The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing:
      Things that look too good to be true usually are, and every company has some warts that need to be taken into account.
  4. (programming, slang, derogatory) Any of the prefixes used in Hungarian notation.
    • 1998, Chris Ahlstrom, “Hungarian notation”, in microsoft.public.vc.language (Usenet):
      Hungarian warts suck big time! If you need them, your functions are too big and your class interface is much too fat.
    • 2002, Linonut, “Computer Science”, in comp.os.linux.advocacy (Usenet):
      Far easier to not use warts in the first place. Even if a wart is present, you still have to verify the variable's declaration anyway, if you're a diligent maintenance programmer.

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  • IPA(key): /vaːrt/, [vaːʁt], [vaːɐ̯t], [vaːt], [ʋ-]
  • (file)

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wart

  1. second-person plural preterite of sein

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  • IPA(key): /vart/, [vaʁt], [vaɐ̯t], [vaːt], [ʋ-]

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wart

  1. (chiefly colloquial) singular imperative of warten
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of warten

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wart

  1. first/third-person singular past indicative of werden

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wart

  1. Alternative form of warte

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Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *vьrtъ, from *vьrtěti.

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wart m inan

  1. the main current of a river
    Hypernym: nurt
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Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from German wert, from Middle High German wert, from Old High German werd, from Proto-Germanic *werþaz.

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  • warty (obsolete, proscribed)

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wart (comparative bardziej wart, superlative najbardziej wart)

  1. worth (having a value of; proper to be exchanged for)
    Antonym: niewart
  2. worth, worthy (deserving)
    Antonym: niewart
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Borrowed from German Wert.

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wart m inan

  1. (obsolete) price, worth, value
    Synonyms: cena, wartość
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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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wart f

  1. genitive plural of warta

Further reading edit

  • wart in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • wart in Polish dictionaries at PWN