wae·​sucks ˈwā-ˌsəks How to pronounce waesucks (audio)
used to express pity

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of waesucks was circa 1774

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Cite this Entry

“Waesucks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waesucks. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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