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1837 representing U.S. colloquial pronunciation of shut.

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  • Lyddy Ann she walked through the entry an' into the fore-room, an' he shet the door.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • You jest pull in my sheets, an' shet the winder, while I do it.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Did you ever see anything like the way he got shet o' that drummer?

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • I says, "Now, folks must shet their eyes—don't open them a crack!"

    With the Colors

    Everard Jack Appleton
  • shet your mouf dis minit: ef you don't I'll sell you; 'fore God I will.

    Clotelle William Wells Brown
  • They've got it in fur us—they'll set the pace an' try to shet us out an', likely es not, do it.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • Why, I could go to one end, shet my eyes, and walk through it anywhere.

    Fitz the Filibuster George Manville Fenn
  • I only said, 'I want to know what other trees you have;' that's what I meant, but you shet me right up.

    Captain Horace Sophie May
  • We'll be in the back room, and we'll have Rufus shet the door.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • I like to shet them kind of folks up and shet 'em up good and hard.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
Slang definitions & phrases for shet



Free of; unencumbered by: There it was again: ''risk.'' I wondered if I'd ever be shed of it (1871+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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