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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who intercepts or attacks from ambush; Also: One who awaits and accosts unexpectedly.

Usage examples (6)
  • Verb (used with object), : The actor was waylaid by a swarm of admirers
  • "My father would have turned any waylayer into a toad," she said defiantly.
  • Nay, but a woodman, an outlaw, a waylayer; so say our men, that he fell on them with the cry:
  • Also, he clutched his pungent prize greedily, and, with a show of spirit, faced his grim waylayer. for more
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