Definitions starting with S

ID #5310

scuttle

[OED, altered form of cut tie, rare; by hypercorrection of initial consonant] n. the cuttlefish, often thought to be young ocotopus: Some people does eat scuttle and shark and all kind o' things (Ragged). (Gen.)

Tags: animal, fish, food, hypercorrection, noun

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Last update: 2011-08-05 19:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Darren Robinson:
I had an opportunity to interview to interview a 91 year old woman from Matthew Town, Inagua. She told me that she is very familiar with this term and it was used widely in her time. She said that she would use the term in a sentence like "We having scuttle for lunch today"
Added at: 2013-09-19 05:51