Definition of wether in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈweT͟Hər/


A castrated ram.
Example sentences
  • Most adult sheep were wethers (castrated rams) raised mainly for wool.
  • In Trial 3, the effects of corn smut on the in vivo digestibility of high corn silage diets were determined with mature Hampshire-cross wethers.
  • They brought with them 350 ewes, 45 wethers, ten bullocks, six heifers, one bull, four horses, and a number of goats and some poultry.


Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch weer and German Widder.

Words that rhyme with wether

altogether, feather, heather, leather, nether, tether, together, weather, whether

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Syllabification: weth·er

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