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[weym] /weɪm/
Scot. and North England. belly.
Origin of wame
1325-75; Middle English (north and Scots) wayme, variant of womb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you be angry, claw your wame, an' cool i' the skin ye het in.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • He that has the "fu' wame" is the more likely to be in good spirits.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • They're like the grices, if ye kittle their wame they fa' on their backs.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • In a' my expairience, and that's no sma', I never kent pair o' shune gang ohn a pair o' feet i' the wame o' them.'

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • I ne'er lo'ed water in my shoon, and my wame's made o' better leather.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • Ye lie on your wame a bittie in the bield of this wood, and ye tell me that ye've cuist off these Frasers and Macgregors.

    David Balfour, Second Part Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Here's health to the sick, stilts to the lame; claise to the back, and brose to the wame.

  • Stand back there, fat loon, gin ye wantna a quarrel shot intil that swagging tallow-bag ye ca' your wame!

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for wame


(Scot & Northern English, dialect) the belly, abdomen, or womb
Word Origin
C14: northern variant of womb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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