nary

[ nair-ee ]
/ ˈnɛər i /
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adjective Older Use.

not any; no; never a: nary a sound.

Nearby words

  1. narvik,
  2. narváez,
  3. narváez, pánfilo de,
  4. narwhal,
  5. narwhalian,
  6. nary a,
  7. nas/uwt,
  8. nasa,
  9. nasal,
  10. nasal bone

Origin of nary

First recorded in 1740–50; variant of ne'er a never a

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British Dictionary definitions for nary

nary

/ (ˈnɛərɪ) /

adverb

dialect not; nevernary a man was left

Word Origin for nary

C19: variant of ne'er a never a

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Word Origin and History for nary

nary

adj.

1746, alteration of ne'er a, short for never a.

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