thrawart

adjective
thra·​wart | \ ˈthrä-wərt How to pronounce thrawart (audio) \

Definition of thrawart

1 chiefly Scotland : stubborn
2 Scotland : crooked

First Known Use of thrawart

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for thrawart

Middle English (Scots), alteration of Middle English fraward, froward froward

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