Definition of duinewassel in English:

duinewassel

(also duniwassal)

Pronunciation /ˈduːniˌwasl/

noun

historical
  • In the Scottish Highlands: a clansman of high rank, typically through having a familial connection to the chief; (more generally) a man of some status; a gentleman.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Robert Lindsay (c1532–c1586), historian. Apparently from Scottish Gaelic duine uasal relative of the clan chief, member of the nobility from duine human being (especially male) (Early Irish duine human being) + uasal noble, high-ranking (Early Irish úasal high, tall, high-ranking).