shewel

noun shew·el \ˈshüəl\

Definition of shewel

plural

-s

archaic

  1. :  scarecrow; especially :  one made of feathers tied to a string

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Origin and Etymology of shewel

back-formation from Middle English sheules, sheweles; akin to Middle Low German schūwelse scarecrow, Middle High German schiusel scarecrow, Old High German sciuhen to scare off, Old English scēoh shy — more at shy


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