What Are Some Unusual Words That Start With W?

What Are Some Unusual Words That Start With W?

Wergild, wanchancy, wakerife, wanion and wallydrag are some examples of unusual words that begin with a W. A few more examples include wappenshaw, washateria and wassail.

Wergild is money given to the family of a person who was murdered. Wanchancy means ill-fated or mischievous. Wakerife means sleepless, wakeful or alert. Wanion means curse or vengeance. A wallydrag is a person or animal who is feeble. A wappenshaw is a Scottish word meaning a review of troops to make sure they are ready for battle. Washateria is another word for a laundromat. A wassail is an Old English word meaning to toast to a person's health. It was traditionally done with spiced ale on Christmas Eve.