Lame vs Lawe - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between lame and lawe
is that lame
is sea while lawe
As a verb lawe is
to cut off the claws and balls of (eg a dog's forefeet).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .
Unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs.
Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect or temporary obstruction of a function.
(by extension) Hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.
- a lame leg, arm or muscle
- a lame endeavour
(slang) Unconvincing or unbelievable.
- O, most lame and impotent conclusion!
(slang) Failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant.
- He had a really lame excuse for missing the birthday party.
(slang) Strangely corny or sweet to an extent.
- He kept telling these extremely lame jokes all night.
- I told him not to bring me flowers, so he brought a bunch of carrots instead. It was lame but it made me smile.
Referring to a person without a disability as “lame” is offensive to many as it suggests a derogatory characterization of the physical condition from which the term was derived.
* lame duck
to cause a person or animal to become lame
* 1877', Anna Sewell, ''Black Beauty'': And if you don't want to ' lame your horse you must look sharp and get them [stones stuck in hooves] out quickly.
* 1913 ,
- Now her soul felt lamed in itself. It was her hope that was struck.
From (etyl) lame, from (etyl) lamina.
(in the plural) A set of joined, overlapping metal plates.
(obsolete) To shine.
- (Piers Plowman)
To cut off the claws and balls of (e.g. a dog's forefeet).