Definitions starting with G

ID #4523


[from have got have (emphatic)] v. 1. to have (also as infinitive): 1936 Dey didn' got time t' han' out invites (Dupuch 49). cf. GOT TO (Exuma)

2. (cf. HAVE 1] there is (are, was, were): "You-all had electricity?" "No, was none there then. Got electricity now. "(Nassau).

3. [cf. HAVE 2] to be (an age): 1970 He gat mo' trouble dan he gat years (Wallace 25). (Mayas.)

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Last update: 2011-05-05 02:36
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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