wake·​rife ˈwāk-ˌrīf How to pronounce wakerife (audio)

Word History


Middle English (Scots) walkryfe, from walk awake (from waken, walken to wake) + ryfe rife

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Wakerife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wakerife. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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