1

shaw

play
noun \ˈshȯ\

Definition of shaw

dial

  1. :  coppice, thicket

Origin and Etymology of shaw

Middle English, from Old English sceaga; akin to Old Norse skegg beard — more at shag


First Known Use: before 12th century


2

shaw

noun

Definition of shaw

chiefly British

  1. :  the tops and stalks of a cultivated crop (as potatoes or turnips)

Origin and Etymology of shaw

probably alteration of show


First Known Use: 1726


Shaw

play
biographical name \ˈshȯ\

Definition of Shaw

  1. George Bernard 1856–1950 British (Irish-born) author


Learn More about shaw


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up shaw? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

skillful, artistic, or intricate

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ