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  • n. A famous type of steel from India, much admired for making sword blades.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A species of steel imported from the East Indies, valued for making edge tools; Indian steel. It has in combination a minute portion of alumina and silica.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name given to steel made in India by fusing iron with carbonaceous matter.

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  • The Urban Dictionary reports the meaning as: "Adj - Used when describing something that is awful, appalling, gross or unpleasant."

    July 20, 2009

  • The Urban Dictionary reports the meaning as: "Adj - Used when describing something that is awful, appalling, gross or unpleasant."

    July 20, 2009

  • This definition identifies the traditional use of this word. As demonstrated by the Twitter citations, the word has reappeared as an interjection: Wootz! Usage indicates the meaning is something akin to 'Wow!' or 'Do you believe that?' or 'That's amazing!' I don't know the origin, but it appears to be widespread.

    July 14, 2009

  • An actual term describing a type of steel, or used when referring to such steel as a synecdoche. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wootz_steel

    January 4, 2007