wif

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alteration of with.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

wif

  1. (informal, dialectal, eye dialect) with
    • 1998, Ted Shine, Contributions, ISBN 0822202387, page 31:
      That's what I mo' wear wif my shoes.
    • 2000, Jan King, It'a A Girl Thing: The Hilarious Truth About Women, ISBN 0740711318, page 161:
      I been at the gym gettin' down wif my peeps.
    • 2002, Stan Hayes, The Rough English Equivalent, ISBN 059524579X, page 324:
      If I don' have no problem wif my high school test?

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Mapudungun[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wif (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. long
  2. straight

Adverb[edit]

wif (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. directly.

Noun[edit]

wif (using Raguileo Alphabet)

  1. irrigation ditch.

References[edit]

  • Wixaleyiñ: Mapucezugun-wigkazugun pici hemvlcijka (Wixaleyiñ: Small Mapudungun-Spanish dictionary), Beretta, Marta; Cañumil, Dario; Cañumil, Tulio, 2008.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English wīf.

Noun[edit]

wif

  1. A wife, woman.
    • ca. 1380: It cam in cuppemele — this craft my wif used! — William Langland, Piers Plowman
    • ca. 1380:
That in a morwe unto this May saith he
Rys up, my wif, my love, my lady fre

— Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, The Merchant's Tale

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wībą, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Old Frisian wīf, Old Saxon wīf, Dutch wijf, Old High German vīp (German Weib (woman)), Old Norse víf (Danish viv). Tocharian B kwīpe, Tocharian A kip (vagina) and Albanian cipë (sense of shame, membrane) may be cognates, suggesting a Proto-Indo-European *gʰwih₂bʰ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wīf n

  1. A woman.
  2. A married woman, a wife.

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West Frisian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wif (comp. wiffer, sup. wiffest)

  1. shaky
  2. impermanent
  3. fickle, indecisive