daw

verb
\ ˈdȯ How to pronounce daw (audio) , ˈdä \
dawed; dawing; daws

Definition of daw

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland

daw

noun
\ ˈdȯ How to pronounce daw (audio) \

Definition of daw (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of daw

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daw

Verb

Middle English, from Old English dagian; akin to Old High German tagēn to dawn, Old English dæg day

Noun

Middle English dawe; akin to Old High German taha jackdaw

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“Daw.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daw. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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