woz

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From was, wuz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

woz

  1. Intentional or eye-dialect misspelling of was.
    • 1893, Bret Harte, Susy: A Story of the Plains:
      "You woz saying," said the farmer, with slow, matter of fact, New England deliberation, "ez how you guessed you woz beguiled amongst the Injins by your Mexican partner, a pow'ful influential man, and yet you woz the only one escaped the gen'ral slarterin'.
    • 1894, George Egerton, Discords[1], page 120:
      'If she woz mine' - tapping a brick - 'I'd bash 'er 'ed in!'
    • 2002, Christopher Brookmyre, Country of the Blind[2], ISBN 0802139191, page 343:
      We woz robbed, Brian.

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Lower Sorbian[edit]

Noun[edit]

woz m (diminutive wozyk)

  1. Obsolete spelling of wóz.
Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

woz

  1. Obsolete spelling of wóz.