wen

1 of 2

noun (1)

: an abnormal growth or a cyst protruding from a surface especially of the skin

wen

2 of 2

noun (2)

less common variant of wynn

: a runic letter used in Old English and Middle English to represent the consonant \w\

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English wenn, from Old English; akin to Middle Low German wene wen

First Known Use

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wen was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near wen

Cite this Entry

“Wen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wen. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

wen

noun
ˈwen
: a cyst formed by blocking a skin gland and filled with fatty material

Medical Definition

wen

noun
: sebaceous cyst
broadly : an abnormal growth or a cyst protruding from a surface especially of the skin
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