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'twas

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\ˈtwəz, ˈtwäz\

Definition of 'twas

  1. :  it was



Origin and Etymology of 'twas

by contraction


First Known Use: 1567

Rhymes with 'twas


'TWAS Defined for Kids

'twas

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\ˈtwəz, ˈtwäz\

Definition of 'twas for Students

  1. :  it was <“Did Mr. Lapham say 'twas wrong?” — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain>




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