Definitions starting with A

ID #1113

ax

/aks/ [Atlantic; OED ask "Old English acsian, axian ask survived in ax, down to nearly 1600 the regular literary form, and still used everywhere in midi. and south. dialects, though supplanted in standard English by ask, originally the northern form") v. to ask: 1888 When cockroach gib dance, him no ax fowl (Powles 167). 1895 Dey hax 'em, "Whey B' Spider?" (Edwards 66). 1966 The old lady aks the goil the question (Crowley 54). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-08-24 02:25
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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