wherret

1 of 3

noun

wher·​ret
ˈ(h)wərə̇t
plural -s
chiefly dialectal
: a cuff on the face or ear : box, slap

wherret

2 of 3

transitive verb (1)

"
-ed/-ing/-s
chiefly dialectal
: to give a cuff or blow to

wherret

3 of 3

transitive verb (2)

variants or wherrit
"
-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal

Word History

Etymology

Noun

imitative

Transitive verb (2)

perhaps alteration of worrit

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“Wherret.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wherret. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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