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úmam/ [Atlantic; "a preservation of a former pronunciation which was good upper-class usage from the 17th into the 19th century in England" DJE; also dial. in Scots CSD, US ADD; cf. Efik uman female (Goldie), which may itself be a borrowing from West African English] n. woman: 1918 Two ol' oomans (Parsons 55). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-11-08 01:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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