plural -s
: any of various old units of weight used locally in the British Isles especially for cheese, wool, and salt
also : a Scotch and Irish unit of capacity (as for coal or grain) equal to 41.28 bushels

Word History


Middle English, from Old English wǣge weight, wey (noun)

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“Wey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wey. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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