1

tew

verb \ˈt(y)ü\

Definition of tew

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to work (leather) by beating or kneading

  3. 2 obsolete :  to prepare for some purpose

  4. 3 obsolete :  beat, belabor

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 chiefly dialectal :  to work hard

  7. 2 dialectal :  fuss, worry

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of tew

Middle English tewen, alteration of tawen — more at taw


2

tew

noun \"\

Definition of tew

plural

-s

chiefly dialectal

  1. :  a state of worried agitation or excitement :  stew my wife was always in a tew about the danger — W. D. Howells

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

3

tew

transitive verb

Definition of tew

-ed/-ing/-s

obsolete

  1. :  pull, haul

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of tew

probably alteration of 1tow


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

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