flawy

flaw

2 [flaw]
noun
1.
Also called windflaw. a sudden, usually brief windstorm or gust of wind.
2.
a short spell of rough weather.
3.
Obsolete. a burst of feeling, fury, etc.

Origin:
1475–85; < Old Norse flaga attack, squall

flawy, adjective
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flaw1 (flɔː)
 
n
1.  an imperfection, defect, or blemish
2.  a crack, breach, or rift
3.  law an invalidating fault or defect in a document or proceeding
 
vb
4.  to make or become blemished, defective, or imperfect
 
[C14: probably from Old Norse flaga stone slab; related to Swedish flaga chip, flake, flaw]
 
'flawless1
 
adj
 
'flawlessly1
 
adv
 
'flawlessness1
 
n

flaw2 (flɔː)
 
n
1.  a.  a sudden short gust of wind; squall
 b.  a spell of bad, esp windy, weather
2.  obsolete an outburst of strong feeling
 
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; related to Norwegian flaga squall, gust, Middle Dutch vlāghe]
 
'flawy2
 
adj

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flaw
early 14c., "snowflake, spark of fire," from O.N. flaga "stone slab, flake" (see flagstone); sense of "defect, fault" first recorded 1580s, first of character, later (c.1600) of material things; probably via notion of a "fragment" broken off. Related: Flawed (early 15c.).
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