Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
WAW, n.2 Also wa. A wave (of the sea). Phr. atween the wind and the wa, in great straits or poverty. See also Wind, n., 1. (1).
Sc. 1821 Scott Pirate xxix.:
Through all the waws, wells, and swelchies of the Pentland Firth. Abd. 1881 W. Paul Past and Present 135:
“Gin she was sae bonny, what made her tak the like o you? ” “O, said Johnny, ye see, she was atween the win' and the wa, and that made her the mair pliable.”
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Waw n.2". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Jun 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/waw_n2>
Try an Advanced Search