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hongry

/hóhnggri/ [cf. US Blak "Hungry is to be just hungry; hongry is to be famished" (Johnson 1972: 143); also US dial. South WEA; evidently from earlier reflex of English /ʌ/ as /ɔ/, still regularly found on Abaco; cf. DJE lii ree Jam. /o/ and cf. Bah. OGLY and OVEN] adj. hungry: 1966 We hongry (Crowley 75). (Nassau)

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Last update: 2010-10-22 18:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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