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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weth -er]
    • /ˈwɛð ər/
    • /ˈweðə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weth -er]
    • /ˈwɛð ər/

Definitions of wether word

  • noun wether a castrated male sheep. 1
  • noun wether Also called wether wool. wool from previously shorn sheep. 1
  • noun wether A castrated ram. 1
  • noun wether a male sheep, esp a castrated one 0
  • noun wether a castrated male sheep or goat 0
  • noun wether A castrated buck goat. 0

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Origin of wether

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Saxon withar, Old High German widar, Old Norse vethr, Gothic withrus

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wether popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wether usage trend in Literature

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