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[pur-tee] /ˈpɜr ti/
adjective, Dialect.
pretty. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sure, there's nothin' purtier than yerselves can be seen in the dark.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • She's dressed up fit to kill, and she's purtier than a peach-blossom.

  • Then the divil a purtier jig you ever danced in your life; wait till I show you how your left toe wint.

    Fardorougha, The Miser William Carleton
  • Larry, indeed, didn't bear death so well as Sally; but you couldn't meet a purtier corpse than she was in a day's travelling.

    The Ned M'Keown Stories William Carleton
  • A purtier little critter than little Nelly never breathed, wi' her great round eyes an' sweet mouth.

    Her Benny Silas Kitto Hocking
  • I'd a whole nest of 'em once, and purtier little dears I never handled.

    Wild Heather

    L. T. Meade
  • I ax you did you ever see a finer head iv hair, or a finer pair iv ejes in a man's head, or a handsomer nose, or a purtier mouth?

  • "purtier 'n a new pair of boots," approved the half-breed, as a brave array of books and inner drawers came in view.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • Well, folks that have stirred around a good bit tell me that there ain't a purtier place on the earth.

Word Origin and History for purtier



1829, representing a colloquial pronunciation of pretty (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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