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[uh-boon] /əˈbun/
adverb, preposition, Scot. and British Dialect.
Origin of aboon
1350-1400; Middle English abone, abowne; see above Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We've getten on here for aboon fifty year withaat ony o' ther bother, an' aw could like to finish my bit o' time aght as we are.'

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
  • The lid will be aboon it and screwed down to-morrow, I dar' say.

    Checkmate Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • The dochter o' th' one man in the warld that's harmed me aboon the rest!

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • Then ye asked for a curl cut off aboon our brows—at least, frae mine and Mirren Semple's.

    Lochinvar S. R. Crockett
  • There never was a trade so unhealthy yet but men would fight to get wark at it for twa pennies a day aboon the common wage.

    Chronicles of the Canongate Sir Walter Scott
  • He went on: And you consate that all these steans be aboon folk that be happed here, snod an snog?

    Dracula Bram Stoker
  • Aw should think aw do know it, an' aboon a bit too, why aw wor rewinated net hawf a yard thro' whear yor missis is sittin.

  • It set her aboon the warld, she said; an' coming at the time it did, an estate o' a thousand a-year wadna be o' mair use to her.

  • I should't tak ye to be aboon ninepence to t' shillin' at the varra most.

    Lancashire Sketches Edwin Waugh
  • Has na he a right to share and share alike wi the rest, over and aboon what he got by my father?

    The Entail John Galt

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