daws

daw

[daw]
noun
2.
Obsolete. simpleton; fool.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English dawe; compare Old High German taha

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daw (dɔː)
 
n
an archaic, dialect, or poetic name for a jackdaw
 
[C15: related to Old High German taha]

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daw
early 15c., from P.Gmc. *dakhwo, perhaps imitative of bird's cry.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
DAW
dispense as written
DAWS
defense automated warning system
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