Wame vs Whame - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between wame and whame

is that wame is (scotland|northern england) the belly while whame is the horsefly or gadfly.

wame

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Scotland, northern England) The belly.
  • *1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song'', Polygon 2006 (''A Scots Quair ), p. 26:
  • *:everybody knows what they are, the Gourdon fishers, they'd wring silver out of a corpse's wame and call stinking haddocks perfume fishes and sell them at a shilling a pair.
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    whame

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The horsefly or gadfly.
  • (Webster 1913)