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aw

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interjection \ˈȯ\

Simple Definition of aw

  • —used to express mild disappointment or sympathy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aw

  1. —used to express mild disappointment, gentle entreaty, or real or mock sympathy or sentiment

1852

First Known Use of aw

1852

Rhymes with aw


AW

abbreviation

Definition of AW

  1. 1 actual weight

  2. 2 aircraft warning

  3. 3 articles of war

  4. 4 automatic weapon




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