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proudful

[ proud-fuhl ]
/ ˈpraʊdˌfəl /
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adjective Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
proud; full of pride.
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Origin of proudful

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at proud, -ful
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How to use proudful in a sentence

  • But when she got her breath she yelled out: Ah, now shall all tumble together, my proudful house and I under it!

  • I wisht yo' daddy c'd of heahd yo' then—He was some man, Sam Mo'gan was, an' he'd sho' be proudful of his boy!

    Connie Morgan in Alaska|James B. Hendryx
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