Definitions starting with M

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might could, mighta coulda

[cf. Jam. maita kyan (Bailey 1966:45); also Gul. ADD; "I might could do it occurs in certain northeastern English, southern Scottish, and southern American varieties" (Chambers & Trudgill 1980:52)] v. phr. might be able; may have been able: See that drug store? You might coulda find it there (Nassau). (Eleu., Nassau)

Tags: modal, verb phrase

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Last update: 2010-11-12 21:36
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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