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Weed

[weed] /wid/
noun
1.
Thurlow
[thur-loh] /ˈθɜr loʊ/ (Show IPA),
1797–1882, U.S. journalist and politician.
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British Dictionary definitions for t weed

weed1

/wiːd/
noun
1.
any plant that grows wild and profusely, esp one that grows among cultivated plants, depriving them of space, food, etc
2.
(slang)
  1. the weed, tobacco
  2. marijuana
3.
(informal) a thin or unprepossessing person
4.
an inferior horse, esp one showing signs of weakness of constitution
verb
5.
to remove (useless or troublesome plants) from (a garden, etc)
Derived Forms
weeder, noun
weedless, adjective
weedlike, adjective
Word Origin
Old English weod; related to Old Saxon wiod, Old High German wiota fern

weed2

/wiːd/
noun
1.
(rare) a black crepe band worn to indicate mourning See also weeds
Word Origin
Old English wǣd, wēd; related to Old Saxon wād, Old High German wāt, Old Norse vāth
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Word Origin and History for t weed

weed

n.

"plant not valued for use or beauty," Old English weod, uueod "grass, herb, weed," from Proto-Germanic *weud- (cf. Old Saxon wiod, East Frisian wiud), of unknown origin. Meaning "tobacco" is from c.1600; that of "marijuana" is from 1920s.

v.

"to clear the ground of weeds," late Old English weodian, from the source of weed (n.). Related: Weeded; weeding.

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Slang definitions & phrases for t weed

wedged

adjective

Behaving as if frozen; not responding to the keyboard (1980s+ Computers)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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