Definition of yaws noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

yaws

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//jɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jɔːz//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a tropical skin disease that causes large red swellings Word Origin late 17th cent.: probably from Carib yaya, from a Native South American language.
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