waesucks

interjection
wae·​sucks | \ ˈwā-ˌsəks How to pronounce waesucks (audio) \

Definition of waesucks

Scotland
used to express pity

First Known Use of waesucks

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for waesucks

Scots wae woe (from Middle English wa) + sucks, alteration of English sakes — more at woe

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“Waesucks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waesucks. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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