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Word History


Middle English whynne, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian kvein bent grass

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whin was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near whin

Cite this Entry

“Whin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whin. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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