Origin of weftMiddle English from Old English from base of wefan, to weave
- a. The horizontal threads interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric; woof.b. Yarn used for the weft.
- Woven fabric.
Origin of weftMiddle English from Old English wefta ; see webh- in Indo-European roots.
From Old English wefan (“to weave").
- (obsolete) Something cast away; a waif.
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