wis

1 of 2

verb

wised; wising; wises
archaic
: know

Wis

2 of 2

abbreviation

variants or Wisc
Wisconsin

Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

First Known Use

Verb

circa 1507, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wis was circa 1507

Dictionary Entries Near wis

Cite this Entry

“Wis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wis. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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