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WA British & World English

Washington (State) (in official postal use)

WA New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Washington (postal abbreviation)

Washington New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

state of the north-western US

Wa British & World English

A member of a hill people living on the borders of China and Burma (Myanmar)

wah-wah British & World English

A musical effect achieved on brass instruments by alternately applying and removing a mute and on an electric guitar by controlling the output from the amplifier with a pedal

wa-wa in wah-wah British & World English

A musical effect achieved on brass instruments by alternately applying and removing a mute and on an electric guitar by controlling the output from the amplifier with a pedal

Powhatan2 British & World English

(C.1550–1618), Algonquian Indian chief; Indian name Wahunsonacock. He was the leader of the Powhatan Confederacy, an alliance of about 30 tribes that were located primarily in eastern Virginia. Often noted for his ruthlessness, he made peace with the colonists after his daughter Pocahontas married Englishman John Rolfe in 1614


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