\ ˈwāz \
plural -s

Definition of wase

1 chiefly dialectal : a wisp or bundle of hay or straw
2 chiefly dialectal : a pad (as of straw) to support a burden on the head

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History and Etymology for wase

Middle English; akin to Middle Low German wase bundle of sticks, pad to support a burden on the head, Middle Swedish vasi bundle of straw

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“Wase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wase. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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