- 1woes [plural] the troubles and problems that someone has financial woes Thanks for listening to my woes.
- 2[uncountable] great unhappiness synonym misery a tale of woe Idioms
NAmE//woʊ//(old-fashioned or humorous)
a phrase that is used to warn someone that there will be trouble for them if they do something or do not do something Woe betide anyone who gets in her way!
woe betide somebody, woe to somebody (formal or humorous)jump to other results
a phrase that is used to say that you are very unhappy
woe is me! exclamation (old use or humorous)jump to other results