waesucks
interjection Etymology: Scots wae woe (from Middle English wa) + sucks, alteration of English sakes — more at woe Date: circa 1774 Scottish — used to express pity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • waesucks — [wā′suks΄] interj. [Scot wae, woe + sucks, sakes: see SAKE1] Scot. alas …   English World dictionary

  • waesucks — /way suks/, interj. Scot. alas. Also, waesuck /way suk/. [1765 75; wae, var. of WOE + suck, var. of SAKE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • waesucks — wae·sucks …   English syllables

  • waesucks — wae•sucks [[t]ˈweɪ sʌks[/t]] also wae•suck [[t] sʌk[/t]] interj. Scot. scot. alas • Etymology: 1765–75; wae, var. of woe+suck, var. of sake I …   From formal English to slang

  • waesucks — interjection see waesuck …   Useful english dictionary

  • WAE — abbreviation when actually employed * * * /way/, n. Scot. and North Eng. woe. * * * wae /wā/ noun (Scot, Spenser) Woe adjective (Scot) Sorrowful ORIGIN: Dialect form of ↑woe • • • waeˈful (sometimes waeˈfu’) or …   Useful english dictionary

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