shewel

noun shew·el \ ˈshüəl \

Definition of shewel

plural -s
archaic
: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


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