\ ˈwen How to pronounce wen (audio) \

Definition of wen

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: an abnormal growth or a cyst protruding from a surface especially of the skin
\ ˈwen How to pronounce wen (audio) \

less common variant of

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

First Known Use of wen

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wen

Noun (1)

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

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

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“Wen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wen. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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Medical Definition of wen

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

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