Sunday, May 18, 2008

May 18 - 24 Word of the Week: wag

May 18 - 24 Word of the Week


Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

wag n Cp EDD ~ sb 12 (4) wag of air 'breath of air' Ha. Slight motion or undulation of the water; usu in phr not a wag. Cp FLOBBER.

1873 CARROLL 22 There the brig remained for ten days, and not a wag in the water or amongst the ice.

1924 ENGLAND 322 Wag o' say. A bit of wave or sea.

1937 DEVINE 22 Not a wag of sea.

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