dwaal

dwaal
  n. state of befuddlement.

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  • dwaal — /dwäl/ (S Afr) noun A state of inattention or confusion ORIGIN: Afrik * * * dwaal UK [dwɑːl] US [dwɑl] noun [singular] south african informal confused and unable to think clearly or understand what is happening She’s in a dwaal. Thesaurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwaal — UK [dwɑːl] / US [dwɑl] noun [singular] South African informal confused and unable to think clearly or understand what is happening She s in a dwaal …   English dictionary

  • dwaal — n. condused state, state of befuddlement and bewilderment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dwaal — [dwα:l] noun S. African informal a dreamy, dazed, or absent minded state. Origin from Afrik …   English new terms dictionary

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  • dishcloth — Towel Tow el, n. [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL. toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G. zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel, AS. [thorn]we[ a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a], Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egyptian bath sponge — Towel Tow el, n. [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL. toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G. zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel, AS. [thorn]we[ a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a], Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Luffa AEgyptiaca — Towel Tow el, n. [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL. toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G. zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel, AS. [thorn]we[ a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a], Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Towel — Tow el, n. [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL. toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G. zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel, AS. [thorn]we[ a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a], Sw. tv[*a], Dan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Towel gourd — Towel Tow el, n. [OE. towaille, towail, F. touaille, LL. toacula, of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. dwahila, swahilla, G. zwehle, fr. OHG. dwahan to wash; akin to D. dwaal a towel, AS. [thorn]we[ a]n to wash, OS. thwahan, Icel. [thorn]v[=a], Sw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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