Definition of

Deadwood

  1. (noun, plant) a branch or a part of a tree that is dead
  2. (noun, attribute) someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Deadwood

fifth wheel

Alternate forms of Deadwood

Hypernyms: branch, redundance, redundancy

Origin of the word Deadwood

  1. 1887 in fig. sense of "useless person or thing," orig. Amer.Eng. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Deadwood

2d, 3-d, 3d, d, d-day, d.a., d.o.a., da, da'wah, dad, dada, daddy, dado, dah, dat, data, date, dated, daw, dawah, day, day-to-day, dd, ddi, ddt, de, dea, dead, dead ahead, dead heat, deadeye, deadhead, death, death duty, ded, deed, deity

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