wappened

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From wap (to engage in sexual intercourse).

Adjective[edit]

wappened (comparative more wappened, superlative most wappened)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Deflowered; not a virgin.
  2. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Wanton; immoral; unchaste; lewd.
  3. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Foundered; worn-out; exhausted; broken.
    • c. 1605–1606, Shakespeare, William, Timon of Athens, Act 4, Scene 3:
      This is it / That makes the wappened widow wed again / She, whom the spi-house and ulcerous sores / Would cast the gorge at, this embalms and spices / To th' April day again.

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References[edit]

  • Farmer, John Stephen (1904) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 7, page 292