Definitions starting with S

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set

n. 1. [W Car.; cf. W3, persons of a specified social type] a group (of people): 1976 These were not the only set of Yorubas to have come in this manner (Eneas 27). All the boys of my set [generation] (ibid 41). 1978 White Groun' people is a nice set o' people (Dupuch 31). (Black)

2. [OED, a collection of things used together] kind, sort: 1966 I going get the biggest sets of sheep (Crowley 94), "You does fly kite?""I's fly them set what shape like diamond" (Andros). <Black)

3. [cf. SET V. 1] obeah charm: 1976 The lady was instructed to put this "set" under his pillow (McCartney 82).

Tags: noun, Obeah

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Last update: 2011-08-11 17:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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