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verb Nonstandard: Chiefly North Atlantic, South Midland, and Southern U.S.
a simple past tense of eat.
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Other definitions for et (2 of 6)

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[ et ]
/ ɛt /

conjunction Latin.
and.

Other definitions for et (3 of 6)

Et

Symbol, Chemistry.
ethyl.

Other definitions for et (4 of 6)

-et

a noun suffix having properly a diminutive force (now lost in many words): chalet; islet; owlet; tablet.
Compare -ette.

Origin of -et

Middle English, from Old French -et (masculine), -ette (feminine)

Other definitions for et (5 of 6)

e.t.

abbreviation
electrical transcription.

Other definitions for et (6 of 6)

E.T.

or ET


abbreviation
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British Dictionary definitions for et (1 of 4)

et

the internet domain name for
Ethiopia

British Dictionary definitions for et (2 of 4)

Et

the chemical symbol for
ethyl

British Dictionary definitions for et (3 of 4)

ET

abbreviation for
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)

-et

suffix forming nouns
small or lesserislet; baronet

Word Origin for -et

from Old French -et, -ete
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