Definitions starting with R

ID #4884

rather

[W Car.; Gul. idem (Gonzales 1924:116); from would rather cf. Haitian pito préférer (cf. Fr. plutôt sooner, rather) TDKF] v. to prefer: 1940 I radder fer it t' rain hard twice a munt dan t' sprizzle erry minit (Dupuch 63). I rather Nassau than Exuma (Nassau). Some could just fend for themselves and rathered going alone (COB). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-06-05 19:21
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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