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nary

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

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

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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
C19: variant of ne'er a never a
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