wae·​suck | \ ˈwāˌsək \
variants: or waesucks \ -​ks \

Definition of waesuck

used to express grief or pity

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First Known Use of waesuck

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for waesuck

Scots wae woe (from Middle English wa) + suck, sucks, alteration of English sake, sakes

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“Waesuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waesuck. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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