1

thraw

play
verb \ˈthrä\

Definition of thraw

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 chiefly Scotland :  to cause to twist or turn

  3. 2 chiefly Scotland :  cross, thwart

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 chiefly Scotland :  twist, turn

  6. 2 chiefly Scotland :  to be in disagreement

Origin and Etymology of thraw

Middle English — more at 1throw


2

thraw

noun

Definition of thraw

  1. 1 chiefly Scotland :  twist, turn

  2. 2 chiefly Scotland :  ill humor

First Known Use of thraw

1513


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

conspicuously offensive

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!