Definitions and meaning of aw
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɔː/
- (Canada, US) IPA(key): /ɑː/
- (NYC) IPA(key): [ɔə], [oə], [ʊə]
- Rhymes: -ɔː
- Homophone: awe
- (in non-rhotic accents): oar, or, ore, o'er
- (in cot-caught merged accents): ah
- (in cot-caught merged and non-rhotic accents): are; (with triphthong smoothing): hour, our
- Used to express disappointment or dismay.
- Used to express mild protest, entreaty, consternation, or disapproval.
- Used to express affection.
aw (plural aws)
- An instance of aw.
- W. A., W.A., WA, Wa, Wa., wa
- your (plural)
- you (plural)
- Mark Hepner, Bargam Dictionary (2002)
- Carol and Mark Hepner, Bargam phonology essentials (1989) and Bargam Organised Phonology Data (1992)
- an expression of surprise
- an expression of wonder, amazement, or awe
- an expression of understanding, recognition, or realization
A reverse spelling of wala.
- without; lacking something
- Latin spelling of ئاو (aw, “water”)
From Old Irish om (“raw, uncooked”) (compare Irish amh), from Proto-Celtic *omos (compare Welsh of), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃emós, *h₂eh₃mós. Cognates include Ancient Greek ὠμός (ōmós), Sanskrit आम (āmá) and Old Armenian հում (hum, “raw”).
aw (comparative awey)
- raw, uncooked
- Alternative form of awe
From Pre-Nauruan *ae, from Proto-Micronesian *afe, from Eastern Proto-Oceanic *ave.
- to swim
- IPA(key): /ɑː/, /ɔː/
- (Northern, Insular) IPA(key): /aː/
aw (plural aws)
- The name of the Latin-script letter A.
- (Latin-script letter names) letter; aw, bay, say, day, ay, eff, gay, aitch, ey / ee, jye, kye / kay, ell, em, enn, oa, pay, quee, err, ess, tay, ou, vowe, dooble-ou, ex, wye, zed / ized, yoch
aw (not comparable)
- Alternative form of a' (“all”)
- “aw, adj.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.
- Initialism of after work.
Possibly from English ow (“cry of pain”).
- (informal, colloquial) ouch (an expression of one's own physical pain)
- Synonyms: aray, a
- (Dimli) water
- Tood, A Grammar of Dim(i)li (2008)
- an interjection used to express disgust, sympathy.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)