wissel

noun

wis·​sel
ˈwisəl
plural -s
1
chiefly Scottish : change sense 6b
2
chiefly Scottish : retribution
used especially in the phrase get the wissel of one's groat

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, exchange, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German wehsal change, turn, Old Norse gjafavīxl exchange of gifts

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“Wissel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wissel. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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