daw

1 of 2

verb

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

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: dawn

daw

2 of 2

noun

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of daw was in the 13th century

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“Daw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daw. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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daw

noun
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