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thrawn

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adjective \ˈthrän\

Definition of thrawn

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  lacking in pleasing or attractive qualities: asa :  perverse, recalcitrantb :  crooked, misshapen

thrawnly adverb, chiefly Scottish


Origin of thrawn

Middle English (Scots) thrawin, from past participle of Middle English thrawen to twist


First Known Use: 15th century


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