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one-one

[Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian yun-yun (Sylvain 1936:73); cf. Port. Cr.  (Ivens Ferraz 1979: 59), Yoruba ok'pkan DYL, Bemba u-mo u-mo (Mann p.c.), Twi baako-baako (Aboagye p.c.), all (lit. one one) idem] adv. bit by bit; a few at a time; individually; occasionally: Rice cook up one one [with separate grains] (Exuma). (Gen.)

-adj. scattered, occasional: i 832 The rest of the people gathering one one cotton* [*scattered over the field; not a regular crop-ed.] (Farquharson 2). One-one drops [i.e. big, scattered drops of rain at the beginning of a storm] (Nassau). (Gen.)

Tags: adjective, adverb

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Last update: 2010-11-09 04:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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