Definition of wem
1 archaic : a moral stain
2 chiefly dialectal : a flaw or stain in something material
3 archaic : a bodily spot or scar
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Origin and Etymology of wem
Middle English, alteration (influenced by wemmen to stain, from Old English wemman, from wamm spot, stain) of Old English wamm spot, stain; akin to Old Saxon wam evil, crime, Old Norse vamm blemish, Gothic wamm spot and perhaps to Old Norse vāma sickness, nausea — more at vomit
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