Definitions starting with C

ID #4016


v. 1. [OED, said by servants of making themselves clean] to wash oneself: [to a child at bedtime] Go clean! (San Sal.). [to a child ] Every time you go nanny you must clean, you hear? (Nassau). (Black)

2. [W Car.; cf. OED clean adj. of arable land: free from weeds] to weed: cleaning the garden. (Gen.) 

3. [Car.; of. DAY-CLEAN] (of day) to break: Just when day clean. (Black)

—n. [cf. CLEAN v. 3] the break of day: 1966 At the clean of the day (Crowley 49).

Tags: noun, time, verb

Related entries:

Last update: 2012-01-10 12:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

Digg it! Share on Facebook Print this record Send definition to a friend Show this as PDF file
Please rate this definition:

Average rating: 0 (0 Votes)

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You can comment on this entry. We are especially interested in where you may have heard this word and who you may have heard use this term or specific usage of this word.

Please give example sentences.

Start comment!