Origin of betta
1925–30; < New Latin < ?
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Examples from the Web for betta
"That is hard, that is unjust, Betta," Paula broke in reprovingly.The Bride of the Nile, Complete
I don't know but you betta; we might as well; I want to talk with you.
Hadn't you betta wait till you get within half a mile of the man?
Then he shuffled back and murmured: "I reckon you'd betta put her out."Excuse Me!
Why, you swam that time, puffed Betta to whom Nora had struggled.The Girl Scouts at Rocky Ledge
- another name for fighting fish
C19: from New Latin, of unknown origin
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