Definition of dwam in English:

dwam

noun

Scottish
  • A state of semi-consciousness or reverie.

    ‘lying in bed, in the dwam before sleep’
    ‘he had brooded himself into a black dwam’
    • ‘His left-foot drive caught Gordon Marshall in a dwam of indecision and the goalkeeper's effort could only aid the progress of the ball over the line.’
    reverie, trance, fantasy, vision, fancy, hallucination, musing, brown study, imagining
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Origin

Early 16th century: from the Germanic base of dwell; compare with Middle Dutch dwelm ‘stupefaction’, also with Old English dwolma ‘confusion’.

Pronunciation

dwam

/dwɑːm/