adjective Older Use.

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

Origin of nary

First recorded in 1740–50; variant of ne'er a never a Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

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

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