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1837 representing U.S. colloquial pronunciation of shut.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • I declare for't, my first thought was, to turn him right outdoors, and shet the door in his face.

    Sweet Cicely Josiah Allen's Wife: Marietta Holley
  • shet your mouf dis minit: ef you don't I'll sell you; 'fore God I will.

    Clotelle William Wells Brown
  • Hun answered that the infant had no propertie in the shet, wherupon the priest ascited him in the spiritual courte.

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

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • If I wouldn't make you stare, and shet your eyes up, too, then I aint no judge of swindling!

    The History of The Hen Fever George P. Burnham
  • I says, "Now, folks must shet their eyes—don't open them a crack!"

    With the Colors Everard Jack Appleton
  • Now, Reuben, to please me, do go this very night an' shet that door.

    My Fire Opal, and Other Tales Sarah Warner Brooks
  • We'll be in the back room, and we'll have Rufus shet the door.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Now help my arms ter keep hit with me, 'n' pray the Lawd ter make my haid larn all the larnin' hit's got shet up in thar!

    Sunlight Patch Credo Fitch Harris
  • We couldn't get shet o' him—till he got that five hundred dollars.

    Dorothy Evelyn Raymond
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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