Definitions starting with Y

ID #2449

ya, yare, yere

[Atlantic (Hancock 1969:64); from here by regular loss of /h/ and /r/; the /y/ is found in 17th century Brit. dial. DJE; also US dial. South, Black ADD] adv. here: 1880 Dis yere cussed foolishness (Ives 164). (Black)

Tags: adverb

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Last update: 2010-11-01 01:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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