waesuck

interjection

wae·​suck
ˈwāˌsək
variants or waesucks
Scottish
used to express grief or pity

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of waesuck was circa 1774

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“Waesuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waesuck. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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