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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Establishing the WAVES was a lengthy effort.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

WAVES

/wāvz/