faw

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoetic

Interjection[edit]

faw

  1. Alternative form of faugh
    • 2013, John D. MacDonald, A Tan and Sandy Silence
      “If you'd carry a camera around your neck and walk fifty feet ahead of me, nobody would know we were together.”
      Faw,” he said. “And tush.”

Etymology 2[edit]

Phonetic rendering of for.

Preposition[edit]

faw

  1. Eye dialect spelling of for; chiefly used to represent the accent of slaves in the United States.

Etymology 3[edit]

From the surname Faa.

Noun[edit]

faw (plural faws)

  1. A gypsy.

Anagrams[edit]


Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fawe, faȝe, from Old English fāg, fāh (coloured; stained; dyed; tinged; shining; variegated), from Proto-Germanic *faihaz (coloured; motley), from Proto-Indo-European *peyḱ- (to paint; mark; colour).

Adjective[edit]

faw (comparative mair faw, superlative maist faw)

  1. Of various colours; variegated