weaky

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From English dialectal *weak (moist, moisture) +‎ -y. *Weak derives from Middle English *weke, *wak, *wok, from Old Norse vǫkr (moist, damp, wet) and Old Norse vǫkvi, vǫkva (moisture, juice), from Proto-Germanic *wakwaz (moist) and *wakwô, *wakwijô (moisture, wetness, open water, icehole), from Proto-Indo-European *wogʷ- (wet). Cognate with Scots wak, wakke, waik (moist, damp, wet", also "moisture, wetness), Middle Dutch wac (flexible, liquid, moist, soft), Modern Dutch wak (ice-hole, blowhole), Middle Low German wake (hole in the ice, open water in the ice), Swedish vak (hole in the ice), Icelandic vökur (moist), Icelandic vökvi, vökva (fluid), Latin ūmeō (be wet, moist, damp, verb). Compare also voky, woky.

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weaky (comparative weakier, superlative weakiest)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Moist; damp; clammy.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Juicy; mellow.
  3. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Watery.
  4. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Pliant; soft.

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