chiefly Scotland
: lacking in pleasing or attractive qualities: such as
thrawnly adverb chiefly Scotland

Word History


Middle English (Scots) thrawin, from past participle of Middle English thrawen to twist

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

Dictionary Entries Near thrawn

Cite this Entry

“Thrawn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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