Definitions starting with W

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where, whey, way

/we/ [Car.; cf. Brit. dial. North whe who, which EDD ] adv. 1. where? (interg): 1896 Whey Brer Bobby live? (Edwards 99). 1970 Mammie, way my small lit hat what Goddie did done gimmie? (Wallace 25). (Black)

2. where (rel.): 1895 I wonder whey my son gone (Edwards 72). That's the place way he tell me say he find it (Nassau). (Black)

3. where (in compounds): 1928 Every way it go, it leave a trackin' (Parsons 472).

-conj. 1. because: It use to make me laugh where it was so old (COB). (Nassau)

2. if, when: I plague with a pain in the eye, where the white waters hurt my eye (Ragged). I cut my big finger last night where I was cutting the chicken for Mama (Nassau).

Tags: adverb, conjuction, interrogative

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Last update: 2010-11-23 01:52
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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