Definitions starting with C

ID #3870

care, caar, cah

/k(y)ah/ [Atlantic; probably a hypercorrection of carry by analogy with yerry hear] v. to carry: 1817 I am thankfull to heare how well the Blessed Work Caring on so well with you (Dowson 82). 1895 She went an' cahed it [handkerchief] to 'er fathe' (Edwards 91). 1918 I care de branch, because de branch is heaviest (Parsons 134). Da buds dun caar it ta da nest (Brown 36). cf. CARRY (Black)

Tags: hypercorrection, verb

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Last update: 2010-12-12 02:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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