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Walty vs Wanty - What's the difference?

walty | wanty |

As adjectives the difference between walty and wanty

is that walty is liable to roll over while wanty is possessing or indicating lack; deficient.

As a noun wanty is

a girth or belly-band for a horse's harness.




(en adjective)
  • Liable to roll over.
  • * Longfellow
  • This ship is so crank and walty
    I fear our grave she will be!
    (Webster 1913)



    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) waynte, equivalent to .

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) * (l), (l) (Scotland)


  • (UK, dialectal) A girth or belly-band for a horse's harness.
  • (UK, dialect) A surcingle, or strap of leather, used for binding a load upon the back of an animal.
  • (UK, dialect) A leather tie; a short wagon rope.
  • (UK, dialectal) A stretch of fishing-lines shot in the water.
  • Etymology 2

    From .


  • (UK, dialectal) Possessing or indicating lack; deficient.
  • (Webster 1913)