noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈtz\

Definition of TAWSE

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

Variants of TAWSE

tawse also taws \ˈtz\

Origin of TAWSE

probably from plural of obsolete taw tawed leather
First Known Use: circa 1585

Rhymes with TAWSE


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