plural -s
: scarecrow
especially : one made of feathers tied to a string

Word History


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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“Shewel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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