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How to Pronounce waif?

Correct pronunciation for the word "waif" is [wˈe͡ɪf], [wˈe‍ɪf], [w_ˈeɪ_f].

What are the misspellings for waif?

"Waif" in context

A waif is a homeless person, typically of a young age, often a child. They may be found wandering in desolate places and are very vulnerable to physical and mental abuse, exploitation, and other forms of harm.

A waif typically has had an upbringing with little-to-no adult care or stability. This lack of structure and guidance can lead to poverty, malnutrition, and various physical, psychological, and developmental issues. It can be extremely difficult for a waif to access basic needs, such as food, shelter, and medical care.

What are similar-sounding words for waif?

Usage over time for waif:

This graph shows how "waif" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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