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v. 1. [Gul. idem (Gonzales 1924:139); cf. OED idem obs.→1651] to be ashamed: 1974 I shame to bring friends to my house (King 9). <Black>

 2. [W Car.; OED, to hold in awe obs, or arch.] to be awed; to feel bashful: 1918 De king was ashamed of seein' purls an' di'mon's fall out of her mout', an' said if Lucy will go wi' him he will marry her (Parsons 26). 1966 Every time the woman offer him, he shamed. He wouldn't eat it, cause he been like the gal (Crowley 64). <Black>

 —n. [cf. OED, a fact which brings discredit] a shameful or embarrassing situation: 1895 Didn' I tell you B' Dog make a shame? (Edwards 87). <Black>

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Last update: 2011-08-17 17:43
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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