interjection wel·la·way \ˌwe-lə-ˈwā, ˈwe-lə-ˌwā\

Definition of wellaway


  1. —used to express sorrow or lamentation

Origin and Etymology of wellaway

Middle English welaway, from Old English weilāwei, literally, woe! lo! woe!, alteration of wālāwā, from woe + lo + woe — more at woe

First Known Use: before 12th century

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