wynn

noun
\ ˈwin How to pronounce wynn (audio) \
variants: or wyn \ ˈwin How to pronounce wyn (audio) \ or less commonly \ ˈwen How to pronounce wen (audio) \

Definition of wynn

: a runic letter used in Old English and Middle English to represent the consonant \w\

Examples of wynn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Steve’s control over Wynn Resorts (wynn, -1.88%) will fall to 11.8% if the court approves Elaine’s right to the shares. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "Steve Wynn Is About to Lose Even More After Giving Up on a Legal Battle With His Ex-Wife," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of wynn

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wynn

Old English wynn, literally, joy — more at winsome

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The first known use of wynn was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wynn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wynn. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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