\ ˈshȯ How to pronounce shaw (audio) \

Definition of shaw

 (Entry 1 of 3)


Definition of shaw (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly British
: the tops and stalks of a cultivated crop (such as potatoes or turnips)


biographical name
\ ˈshȯ How to pronounce Shaw (audio) \

Definition of Shaw (Entry 3 of 3)

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

First Known Use of shaw

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shaw

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

probably alteration of show

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“Shaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shaw. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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