wan·​ion ˈwän-yən How to pronounce wanion (audio)
: plague, vengeance
used in the phrase with a wanion

Word History


from the obsolete phrase in the waniand unluckily, literally, in the waning (moon), from Middle English, from waniand, northern present participle of wanien, wanen to wane

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wanion was in 1549

Dictionary Entries Near wanion

Cite this Entry

“Wanion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wanion. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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