wis

verb
\ˈwis \
wised; wising; wises

Definition of wis 

(Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

: know

variants: or Wisc

Definition of Wis (Entry 2 of 2)

Wisconsin

First Known Use of wis

Verb

circa 1507, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wis

Verb

by misdivision from iwis (understood as I wis, with wis taken to be an archaic present indicative of wit entry 2)

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The first known use of wis was circa 1507

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Wis., Wisc.

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Kids Definition of Wis.

Wisconsin

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