thrawart

adjective

thra·​wart ˈthrä-wərt How to pronounce thrawart (audio)
1
chiefly Scotland : stubborn
2
Scotland : crooked

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of thrawart was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Thrawart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thrawart. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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