Definitions starting with F

ID #1603

fair, fear

/fie/ adv. I. [OED fair moderately, not excessively obs. → 1450; US dial. idem ADD] moderately: It fear drisslin' [Le. it's about to rain] (Eleu.).

2. [cf. OED fair completely, fully obs. except dial.; US dial. idem ADD] completely: 1918 De chil' eat de punkin till it fear [fair] get under her fingernail (Parsons 27). 1936 I fair leggo muh rope (Dupuch 55). He fair wash my heart; he purify me (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: adverb

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Last update: 2010-09-10 19:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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