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Definitely; certainly •This old phrase was briefly resurrected in the California Valley Girls talk of the 1980s: He is for sure a nerd


Yes: When he asked if I'd do it I said fer sure I would (1553+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • The talk turned to California, which Ephraim lowed was a white mans country, fer sure.

  • But mebbe they intend to git on over the lake, an' we'd be out of it fer sure then.

    The Long Patrol H. A. Cody
  • S'pose those devils, Pentacle gangers they was fer sure, nipped 'im?

    The Riddle of the Purple Emperor Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
  • Ther whole valley is mighty bare north o' thar, fer I rid through it, an' Beelzebub hed ter live on clay, fer sure.

    My Lady of the North Randall Parrish
  • They has it fer sure that we're gettin' away on one of their ponies, and that he's got ter carry double weight.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • You would have cashed it fer sure this time, if it hadn't been fer a despised cooty; never again will yours truly be hard on 'em.

  • Well, well, times is sho nough changed an dese hyer Norf ways dont set well on my bile; dey rises it, fer sure.

    Three Little Women Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • I could break a window, fer sure, but then that's more expensive than getting another key.

    Indian and Scout F. S. Brereton
  • If he finds you here talkin' with me when he gets back, hell'll be a-poppin' fer sure.

    When A Man's A Man Harold Bell Wright

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