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nobbut

/ ˈnɒbət /

adverb

  1. dialect.
    nothing but; only


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nobbut1

C14: from no ² + but 1

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Example Sentences

They may pledge and make pledge,' continued he, scornfully; 'they nobbut make liars and hypocrites.

I don't believe he'd ha' died but for that, because I nobbut give him but one hit.

Aw nobbut owed him for one week, an' he said, 'Iv yo connot pay yo mun turn eawt for thoose 'at will do.'

But they're nobbut wortchin' four days a week, neaw; besides they'n enough to do for their own.

If it're nobbut a body's sel', we met manage to pinch a bit, neaw an' then; becose one could reayson abeawt it some bit like.

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