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barrent

[from barren, by hypercorrection of final consonant cluster (cf, wan' want)] adj. (of women) infertile: I hear say she barrent—das why she ain't got no chirren (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: adjective, hypercorrection

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Last update: 2010-08-29 03:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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