wynd

noun
\ ˈwīnd How to pronounce wynd (audio) \

Definition of wynd

chiefly Scotland
: a very narrow street

First Known Use of wynd

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wynd

Middle English (Scots) wynde, probably from wynden to wind, proceed, go, from Old English windan to twist — more at wind entry 3

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