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aw

[aw] /ɔ/
interjection
1.
(used to express protest, disbelief, disgust, or commiseration.)
2.
(used to express sentimental or sugary approval.)
Origin of aw
1850-1855
1850-55

AW

1.
Articles of War.

a.w.

or aw

1.
actual weight.
2.
(in shipping) all water.
3.
atomic weight.
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Examples from the Web for aw
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  • aw dar say thae thinks thysel' bwoth hon'somer an' fauser nor him.

    Lancashire Sketches Edwin Waugh
  • "I'm aw'fly sorry," Billy murmured with a foolish, embarrassed grin.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • But aw've nubdy to blame but misen, for aw've spoilt him ivver sin aw had him an awst ha to tak th' consequences.

  • aw, he was only telegraphing to Gresham an' Jones for some sody water syrups.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • But aw mun get these clooas dried wol ther's a bit o' druft.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for aw

aw1

/ɔː/
determiner
1.
(Scot) a variant spelling of a'

aw2

/ɔː/
interjection
1.
(informal, mainly US) an expression of disapproval, commiseration, or appeal

aw3

abbreviation
1.
Aruba
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Word Origin and History for aw

expresion of mild disappointment, sympathy, etc., first recorded in this form by 1888.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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aw in Medicine

AW abbr.
atomic weight

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for aw

aw

interjection

An exclamation of entreaty, disappointment, disbelief, regret, and various other uncomfortable feelings •Used either alone or before certain fixed expressions like ''come on,'' ''hell,'' ''man,'' ''shit,'' or ''shoot''

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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aw in Technology

networking
The country code for Aruba.
(1999-01-27)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for aw

AW

1.
aircraft warning
2.
Articles of War
3.
automatic weapon

a.w.

1.
actual weight
2.
all water
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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