(third-person singular simple present weests, present participle weesting, simple past and past participle weested)
- (UK dialectal, Northern England) To waste.
From Middle English westen, from Old English wÄ“stan (“to lay waste, ravage"), from Proto-Germanic *wÅstijanÄ… (“to waste, devastate"), from Proto-Indo-European *wÄst- (“empty, void"). Cognate with Scots wast, weist (“to waste"), German wÃ¼sten (“to waste, squander"). More at waste.
From wee +"Ž -est.