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Pinter

[pin-ter]
noun
  1. Harold,1930–2008, English playwright.
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  • This caused a boy to yelp out, “Is the Pinter a smoking the pipe your mother?”

    Somebody's Luggage

    Charles Dickens

  • What business you got up here, an' how come you by that pinter pup?

    The Boy Trapper

    Harry Castlemon

  • You'll take the pinter to Don an' fetch me back the ten dollars, honor bright?

    The Boy Trapper

    Harry Castlemon

  • If you'll ketch the pinter fur me an' promise to say nothin' to nobody, I'll let you off this time.

    The Boy Trapper

    Harry Castlemon

  • Wall, as the pinter approached the hour, the excitement grew nearly, if not quite rampant.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4.

    Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)


British Dictionary definitions for pinter

Pinter

noun
  1. Harold. 1930–2008, English dramatist. His plays, such as The Caretaker (1959), The Homecoming (1964), No Man's Land (1974), Moonlight (1993), and Celebration (2000), are noted for their equivocal and halting dialogue: Nobel prize for literature 2005
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Derived FormsPinteresque, adjective
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