15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English (northern dialect) wapynschawing, from wapen weapon (from Old Norse vāpn) + schawing, gerund of schawen to show, from Old English scēawian to look, look at — more at weapon, show
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“Wappenschawing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wappenschawing. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.
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