Definitions starting with L

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leetle

/liytal/, lee /liy/ [cf. Belize lii little (Dayley); leetle in Gul. (Gonzales 1922:310), US Black (Parsons 1917b:224); cf. OED leetle a jocular imitation of a hesitating or deliberately emphatic pronunciation of little; for /i/ to /iy/, cf. BEEG, FEEG] adj. Obs? little: 1918 A leetle bit of de grub (Parsons 7). A lee [little] hill (ibid 90). cf. LILY

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Last update: 2010-11-15 22:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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