Definition of WAVES in English:

WAVES

plural noun

  • The women's section of the US Naval Reserve, established in 1942, or, since 1948, of the US Navy.

    • ‘Establishing the WAVES was a lengthy effort.’
    • ‘An important distinction between the WAAC and the WAVES was the fact that the WAAC was an "auxiliary" organization, serving with the Army, not in it.’

Origin

Acronym from Women Appointed (later Accepted) for Volunteer Emergency Service.

Pronunciation:

WAVES

/weɪvz/