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From Old English twēo, from Proto-Germanic *twihô.


tweag (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Trouble; distress; perplexity.
  2. (Britain dialectal) Doubt; perplexity.

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tweag (third-person singular simple present tweags, present participle tweaging, simple past and past participle tweaged)

  1. (obsolete) To tweak.
    • 1832, Tait's Edinburgh magazine: Volume 2 (page 74)
      [] every varlet, seed and breed of them, set upon poor unhappy Bill, tweaging and pinching, and pulling at him []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tweag in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)