Definitions starting with O

ID #2729

otherwise

 [cf. OED no other wise 1597 (standard US usage does not permit no, any, etc. before otherwise); cf. also "Otherwise than that, as the Bermudians say" ADD] adv. in any other way: You wouldn' get it no otherwise (Nassau). Other-wise from this (Eleu.). If it raining she would cook on da coal stove, but any otherwise ya cook wid wood (Cat). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-09 13:48
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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