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noun acronym
(in Britain) not in employment, education, or training: a person so described
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  • He'd fret hissel' to deeoth this neet, mon, if aw didn't go whoam!

    Lancashire Sketches

    Edwin Waugh
  • Leaving his wuck and going off, and niver coming back all neet.

    The Parson O' Dumford George Manville Fenn
  • Why, I'll bless the gentleman for it, an' pray for him day an' neet while I live.

    North, South and Over the Sea M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  • When yo're as owd as me yo'll noan be marlockin' i' snow at this time o' neet.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898) Marshall Mather
  • The weather were that bad he doubted they'd come to no good if they were out all neet.

    More Tales of the Ridings Frederic Moorman
  • "T' neet's dark," replied Hal o' Nabs, who was close behind him.

    The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth
  • It's a poor soart of a supper she'll get this neet, or he noather.

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Yo may sleep i' th' stable; it's good enough liggin for yo this neet.'

    The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • T' dews o' neet came falling on him and wetted him, and his teeth were chattering; so then he opened his eyes.

  • I've stayed round the old house many a neet, feared summat mought harm yo', an' yo' know yo' niwer gave me a good word, Meg.

    One Day At Arle Frances Hodgson Burnett

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