Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
WHEEZE, v.1, n.1 Also wheese, weese; and with imit. alteration of vowel whauze. Sc. forms and usages, more commonly in freq. form Wheezle, q.v. [ʍi:z, ʍ:z]
I. v. 1. As in Eng. (ne.Sc. 1974, whauze). Ppl.adj. ¶wheesit, wheezy, given to wheezing, short-winded.
Gall. 1929 Gallov. Annual 25:
Thole wi' that puir gleyt son o' men Wha's dodderin' roun' beside Lochen', Blin', deef, an' wheesit.
2. To cough. Vbl.n. weesin, coughing (Bwk. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 210).
II. n. A wheeze, a hard breathing.
Ags. 1861 “Robin” Rimes 54:
In her throat he heard ane whauze.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Wheeze v.1, n.1". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 19 Apr 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/wheeze_v1_n1>
Try an Advanced Search