wagon

wagon

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English

Etymology

Borrowed from Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch wagen, from Old Dutch *wagan, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz (wagon), from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰnos (wagon, primitive carriage), from *weǵʰ- (to transport). Cognate with Danish vogn (wagon), German Wagen (vehicle; wagon), Saterland Frisian Woain (wagon), West Frisian wein (wagon), Swedish vagn (wagon). Doublet of wain (inherited from Old English wæġn) and related also to way, weigh.

Sense 9 (“woman of loose morals; obnoxious woman”) is probably a derogatory and jocular reference to a woman being “ridden”, that is, mounted for the purpose of sexual intercourse.

The verb is derived from the noun.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwæɡ(ə)n/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwæɡən/
  • Rhymes: -æɡən
  • Hyphenation: wa‧gon

Noun

wagon (plural wagons)

  1. A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads. [from late 15th c.]
  2. A four-wheeled child's riding toy, pulled or steered by a long handle attached to the front.
  3. An enclosed vehicle for carrying goods or people; (by extension) a lorry, a truck.
  4. An enclosed vehicle used as a movable dwelling; a caravan.
  5. Short for dinner wagon (set of light shelves mounted on castors so that it can be pushed around a dining room and used for serving).
  6. (slang) Short for paddy wagon (police van for transporting prisoners).
  7. (rail transport) A freight car on a railway.
    Synonym: goods wagon (Britain)
  8. (chiefly Australia, US, slang) Short for station wagon (type of car in which the roof extends rearward to produce an enclosed area in the position of and serving the function of the boot (trunk)); (by extension) a sport utility vehicle (SUV); any car.
  9. (Ireland, slang, derogatory, dated) A woman of loose morals, a promiscuous woman, a slapper; (by extension) a woman regarded as obnoxious; a bitch, a cow.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:promiscuous woman

Alternative forms

  • wagan, waghen (obsolete)
  • waggon (Britain, dated)

Derived terms

Descendants

  • → French: wagon
    • Dutch: wagon
    • Italian: vagone
    • → Russian: вагон (vagon)
      • Armenian: վագոն (vagon)
      • Azerbaijani: vaqon
      • Bashkir: вагон (vagon)
      • Georgian: ვაგონი (vagoni)
      • Kazakh: вагон (vagon)
      • Kyrgyz: вагон (vagon)
      • Latvian: vagons
      • Lithuanian: vagonas
      • Mongolian: вагон (vagon)
      • Tajik: вагон (vagon)
      • Tatar: вагон (wağon)
      • Turkmen: wagon
      • Uzbek: vagon
      • Yiddish: וואַגאָן‎(vagon‎)
    • Serbo-Croatian:
      Cyrillic: вагон
      Latin: vagon
    • Slovak: vagón
  • German: Waggon
  • Japanese: わごん, ワゴン (wagon)
  • Polish: wagon
  • Spanish: vagón

Translations

Verb

wagon (third-person singular simple present wagons, present participle wagoning, simple past and past participle wagoned)

  1. (transitive, chiefly US) To load into a wagon in preparation for transportation; to transport by means of a wagon.
  2. (intransitive, chiefly US) To travel in a wagon.

Derived terms

  • wagoning, waggoning (noun)

Translations

References

Further reading

  • wagon on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • wagon in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • Gowan, gowan, wango, wonga

Dutch

Etymology

From English waggon, from Dutch wagen. The pronunciation was likely influenced by French wagon, which was also borrowed from English.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋaːˈɣɔn/
  • Hyphenation: wa‧gon
  • Rhymes: -ɔn

Noun

wagon m (plural wagons, diminutive wagonnetje n)

  1. car (a railway carriage, a nonpowered unit in a railroad train)

Derived terms

  • goederenwagon
  • treinwagon

Related terms

  • wagen

French

Etymology

From English waggon, from Dutch wagen.

Pronunciation

  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /wa.ɡɔ̃/
  • (France, Switzerland) IPA(key): /va.ɡɔ̃/

Noun

wagon m (plural wagons)

  1. a railway carriage (note that the word voiture is preferred for passenger transport)

Descendants

  • Dutch: wagon
  • Italian: vagone
  • → Russian: вагон (vagon)
    • Armenian: վագոն (vagon)
    • Azerbaijani: vaqon
    • Bashkir: вагон (vagon)
    • Georgian: ვაგონი (vagoni)
    • Kazakh: вагон (vagon)
    • Kyrgyz: вагон (vagon)
    • Latvian: vagons
    • Lithuanian: vagonas
    • Mongolian: вагон (vagon)
    • Tajik: вагон (vagon)
    • Tatar: вагон (wağon)
    • Turkmen: wagon
    • Uzbek: vagon
    • Yiddish: וואַגאָן‎(vagon‎)
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: вагон
    Latin: vagon
  • Slovak: vagón

Further reading

  • “wagon” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Japanese

Romanization

wagon

  1. Rōmaji transcription of わごん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ワゴン

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • wogon
  • -wagian, found in witharwagian (to flow back).

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wagōną.

Verb

wagōn

  1. to sway

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈva.ɡɔn/

Noun

wagon m inan

  1. car (a railway carriage, a nonpowered unit in a railroad train)
  2. (colloquial) truckload

Declension

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