dialect nothing but; only

Word Origin for nobbut

C14: from no ² + but 1
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Examples from the Web for nobbut

Historical Examples of nobbut

  • Deary me, but ye've gat all sorts of sons though you've nobbut two.

  • And as for the touch of damp, 'tis nobbut the pride o' the mornin'.

    Shining Ferry

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • Locker said I was a "good un," and I might "win £100 if I'd nobbut stick tu him."

  • If we'd nobbut his bit of a dog, who'd find him, sure enough.


    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • Varry few things'll suit me, for we're nobbut gooin for a day or two.

    Seets I' Paris

    John Hartley