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Pinter

[pin-ter] /ˈpɪn tər/
noun
1.
Harold, 1930–2008, English playwright.
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  • This caused a boy to yelp out, “Is the Pinter a smoking the pipe your mother?”

    Somebody's Luggage Charles Dickens
  • You'll take the Pinter to Don an' fetch me back the ten dollars, honor bright?

    The Boy Trapper Harry Castlemon
  • What business you got up here, an' how come you by that Pinter pup?

    The Boy Trapper Harry Castlemon
  • If you'll ketch the Pinter fur me an' promise to say nothin' to nobody, I'll let you off this time.

    The Boy Trapper Harry Castlemon
  • Wall, as the Pinter approached the hour, the excitement grew nearly, if not quite rampant.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • If you'll take that Pinter an' keep him till I call fur him, I'll give you half of what Don pays me to get him back.

    The Boy Trapper Harry Castlemon
British Dictionary definitions for Pinter

Pinter

/ˈpɪntə/
noun
1.
Harold. 1930–2008, English dramatist. His plays, such as The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), No Man's Land (1974), Moonlight (1993), and Celebration (2000), are noted for their equivocal and halting dialogue: Nobel prize for literature 2005
Derived Forms
Pinteresque, adjective
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