wist

verb
\ ˈwist How to pronounce wist (audio) \
wisted; wisting; wists

Definition of wist

First Known Use of wist

1508, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wist

alteration of wis

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about wist

Statistics for wist

Cite this Entry

“Wist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wist. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

Comments on wist

What made you want to look up wist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!