Lanks vs Lawks - What's the difference?

lanks | lawks |


As a noun lanks

is .

As an interjection lawks is

lord! (especially as an expression of surprise).

lanks

English

Verb

(head)
  • (lank)

  • lank

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Slender or thin; not well filled out; not plump; shrunken; lean.
  • * Meager and lank with fasting grown. - .
  • * Who would not choose ... to have rather a lank purse than an empty brain? - .
  • * Blacks in the fields, lank'' and stooped, their fingers spiderlike among the bolls of cotton. - 1985 , chapter 1.
  • (of hair) Straight and flat; thin and limp. (often associated with being greasy)
  • * Lank hair, long, thin hair. -
  • (obsolete) languid; drooping.
  • * Who, piteous of her woes, reared her lank head. -
  • (Macaulay)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (rare) To become lank; to make lank.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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    lawks

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Lawk * lauk

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • Lord! (especially as an expression of surprise)
  • * 1850 , , La Vendée :
  • "Lawks ! how uncomfortable," said the cook. "And M. Henri, was he wet too?"
  • * 1988 , :
  • "Your civic pride does you credit," said Hwel. "And now, please, leave the cart. I'm sure you've got some wood to gather. Lawks ."

    Usage notes

    This is a stereotypical utterance of a Cockney house-servant in literature, particularly 19th-century and early 20th-century literature, but by the end of the 20th century its use had become primarily ironic outside of historical fiction.

    Synonyms

    * Lord, lordy * dear Lord

    Anagrams

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