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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wot-l]
    • /ˈwɒt l/
    • /wɔtl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wot-l]
    • /ˈwɒt l/

Definitions of wattle word

  • noun wattle Often, wattles. a number of rods or stakes interwoven with twigs or tree branches for making fences, walls, etc. 1
  • noun wattle wattles, a number of poles laid on a roof to hold thatch. 1
  • noun wattle (in Australia) any of various acacias whose shoots and branches were used by the early colonists for wattles, now valued especially for their bark, which is used in tanning. 1
  • noun wattle a fleshy lobe or appendage hanging down from the throat or chin of certain birds, as the domestic chicken or turkey. 1
  • verb with object wattle to bind, wall, fence, etc., with wattle or wattles. 1
  • verb with object wattle to roof or frame with or as if with wattles. 1

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Origin of wattle

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English wattel, Old English watul covering, akin to wætla bandage; (v.) Middle English wattelen, derivative of the noun

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Parts of speech for Wattle


wattle popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for wattle

noun wattle

  • framework — a skeletal structure designed to support or enclose something.
  • fence — a barrier enclosing or bordering a field, yard, etc., usually made of posts and wire or wood, used to prevent entrance, to confine, or to mark a boundary.
  • gill — a male given name.
  • roof — the external upper covering of a house or other building.
  • wall — any of various permanent upright constructions having a length much greater than the thickness and presenting a continuous surface except where pierced by doors, windows, etc.: used for shelter, protection, or privacy, or to subdivide interior space, to support floors, roofs, or the like, to retain earth, to fence in an area, etc.

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