Definition of waylay
: to lie in wait for or attack from ambush
Examples of waylay in a sentence
Gangs sometimes waylay travelers on that road.
We were waylaid by a group of kids with water balloons.
First Known Use of waylay
WAYLAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of waylay for English Language Learners
: to stop (someone who is going somewhere)
: to attack (someone or something) by surprise from a hidden place
WAYLAY Defined for Kids
Definition of waylay for Students
: to attack from hiding
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