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generation

n. 1. [OED idem obs. .→1704] descen­dants: 1966 (Otterbein 129). Since the Bahamian dialect was our forefathers' language, I think that we should keep it and hand it down to our gen­erations (COB). (Black)

2. (cf. W Car. idern 'family, ancestors', Krio kos jenareshon abuse by referring to a person's rela­tives KED; OED idem abs. --)-1727; US dial. idem ADD] one's relatives in general: Is all my gener­ation live round here (Andros).

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Last update: 2011-04-30 23:40
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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