[ et ]
/ ɛt /
verb Chiefly North Atlantic, South Midland, and Southern U.S. Nonstandard.
a simple past tense of eat.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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[ et ]
/ ɛt /
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a noun suffix having properly a diminutive force (now lost in many words): islet; tablet; midget; plummet.
Origin of -et
Middle English <Old French -et (masculine), -ette (feminine)
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British Dictionary definitions for et (1 of 4)
the internet domain name for
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the chemical symbol for
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Employment Training: a government scheme offering training in technological and business skills to unemployed people
Egypt (international car registration)
British Dictionary definitions for et (4 of 4)
suffix forming nouns
small or lesserislet; baronet
Word Origin for -et
from Old French -et, -ete
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