What does the word waylay mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To accost on the way.

Usage examples for waylay

  1. She could not pass Jacqueline's empty room without remembering how she would waylay her, and draw her in to sit by the fire and dream and romance. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  2. Highway robbers do not waylay their victims at an inn, but on the road. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  3. " Why waylay and torment me? – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson