15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English (Scots) walkryfe, from walk awake (from waken, walken to wake) + ryfe rife
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“Wakerife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wakerife. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.
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