bedwetter vs wetter what difference

what is difference between bedwetter and wetter

English

Alternative forms

  • bed-wetter
  • bed wetter

Etymology

bed +‎ wetter

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɛdwɛtɚ/

Noun

bedwetter (plural bedwetters)

  1. (derogatory) A person who (habitually) urinates in his or her bed (during sleep).
  2. (derogatory) A cowardly person.

Related terms

  • wet the bed
  • bedwetting
  • pisspants

Translations



English

Etymology

wet +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɛtə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɛtɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: wet‧ter

Adjective

wetter

  1. comparative form of wet: more wet.

Noun

wetter (plural wetters)

  1. Agent noun of wet: someone who wets something as part of some process.
  2. A wetting agent or surfactant.
  3. A bedwetter.

Alemannic German

Alternative forms

  • watter

Etymology

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Noun

wetter n

  1. (Issime) rain

References

  • “wetter” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

wetter

  1. inflection of wett:
    1. strong/mixed nominative masculine singular
    2. strong genitive/dative feminine singular
    3. strong genitive plural

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian weter, from Proto-West Germanic *watar, from Proto-Germanic *watōr, from Proto-Indo-European *wódr̥.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛtər/

Noun

wetter n (plural wetters, diminutive wetterke)

  1. water

Derived terms

  • wetterich
  • drinkwetter
  • wetterstof

Further reading

  • “wetter”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

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