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tawse

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈtȯz\

Definition of tawse

British

  1. :  a leather strap slit into strips at the end and used especially for disciplining children



Variants of tawse

also

taws

Origin and Etymology of tawse

probably from plural of obsolete taw tawed leather


First Known Use: circa 1585


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