Definitions starting with H

ID #2261

hungry

/hónggri, hóhnggri/ [Atlantic; by shift of syntactic category] n. hunger: 1918 He couldn' bear no hongree no more (Parsons 27). 1936 If hungry ever hit muh. . . (Dupuch 16). Hungry killing me—I dying for hungry! (Nassau). cf. HONGRY (Black)

—v. [from the general tendency of Cr. adj. to become v. under influenced of African syntax] to be hungry: He gotty hungry. (Andros). I did hungry today (Andros).

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Last update: 2010-10-24 23:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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