winze

noun (1)
\ ˈwinz How to pronounce winze (audio) \

Definition of winze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a steeply inclined passageway in a mine

winze

noun (2)

Definition of winze (Entry 2 of 2)

Scotland
: curse

First Known Use of winze

Noun (1)

1757, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for winze

Noun (1)

alteration of earlier winds, probably from plural of wind entry 4

Noun (2)

probably from Dutch wens wish

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“Winze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winze. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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