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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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  • That's the very time o' day the girls are purtiest,—just about sundown.

  • An' they're the purtiest critter alive an' the spryest an' the mos' graceful.'

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • His half-breed children were the purtiest things I ever saw in my life.

  • "The purtiest girl in this parish, anyhow," replied Flanagan, unawares.

    Fardorougha, The Miser William Carleton
  • Yes, I see her, and I think she's about the purtiest creeter that I ever sot eyes on.

    Mildred at Home Martha Finley
  • Then he steps forrard and picks out eighteen of the youngest and purtiest.

    Woven with the Ship Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Her name's Snowdrift—an' she's the purtiest thing in the North.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • "She's the purtiest girl ye ever set eyes on," says Mrs. Reilly, with enthusiasm.

    Rossmoyne Unknown
  • It's th' purtiest job of m' afther-life an' I'll do it finely.'

  • "I'm saying ye were the purtiest woman that walked the fair-green," said Kerry, correcting his phraseology.

    The O'Donoghue Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for purtiest



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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