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wersh Line breaks: wersh
Pronunciation: /wəːʃ/

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Definition of wersh in English:


Scottish & Northern English
Lacking flavour; weak or insipid.
Example sentences
  • The hares here are wersh and tough.
  • A kiss and a drink of water is but a wersh breakfast.
  • The soul sickens at the monotonous sweetness of such a wersh existence.


Late 15th century: of uncertain origin.

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