Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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WAN, adj. Deficient, lacking, misshapen, not fully developed or formed. Comb. wan-cheekit, thin-cheeked (Bwk. 1825 Jam.). Bwk. 1825  Jam.:
A wan tree is a tree that has not grown in a circular form, or that is not filled up on one side.

[O.Sc. wan, id., 1508, wane, of the moon: not full, 1456, Mid.Eng. wane, lacking, deficient, O.E. wan, wana, id., of the same orig. as Wan-, pref.]

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"Wan adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 Mar 2018 <>



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