From Middle English plawen, playen, plaȝen, from Old English plagian, a dialectal (Anglian) variant of Old English pleġian (“to move about quickly, play”). More at play.
plaw (third-person singular simple present plaws, present participle plawing, simple past and past participle plawed)
- (intransitive) To boil; seethe.
- (transitive, UK dialectal) To boil; boil slightly; parboil.
plaw (plural plaws)
- A boiling.
- give meat a plaw