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Origin and Meaning of Wart

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wart
  1. [Med] A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papillæ, and thickening of the epidermis which covers them.
  2. An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically [Bot] , a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants.

Etymology: OE. werte, AS. wearte; akin to D. wrat, G. warze, OHG. warza, Icel. varta, Sw. vårta, Dan. vorte; perh. orig., a growth, and akin to E. wort; or cf. L. verruca wart

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  1. (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
  2. Any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
  3. An imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)

From Old English wearte, from Proto-Germanic *wartǭ. Cognate with Dutch wrat, German Warze, Swedish vårta.

  1. (pathology) A type of deformed growth occurring on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
  2. Any similar growth occurring in plants or animals, such as the parotoid glands in the back of toads.
  3. (computing, programming, slang, derogatory) Any of the prefixes used in Hungarian notation.

wart was also found in the following language(s): German and Polish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wart

Issac Van Wart was a militia and militiaman. Issac was born on October 25th, 1762 in Greenburgh, New York. He breathed his last breath on May 23rd, 1828.


Azariah was born on March 4th, 1822. He passed away on June 16th, 1900.


Freek was born on February 1st, 1988 in Voorburg.


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Popularity of Wart as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wart U.S.
  White 87.43% 64.26%
  African American 9.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wart

People with the last name Wart are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Wart

  • How Popular is the name Wart? As a last name Wart was the 102,688th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Wart first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wart is Friday, September 30th, 1898.
  • How unique is the name Wart? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wart. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wart: Your name in reverse order is Traw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Awrt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wart? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 175 people with the last name Wart.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wart? Wart is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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